It seems everyone is trying to get into heaven; at least those whose time is up. For Lance Barton, a struggling comedian and bicycle messenger, it's the last thing on his mind. His due date upstairs is 50 years away. In the meantime, he's got big dreams to pursue on Earth, such as landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance's has one little problem though - he ain't that funny. Thanks to an over-cautious emissary from heaven, Mr. Keyes, he's going to get hit (literally) with a much bigger problem. Showing that even God has difficulty finding good help these days, the inept minion mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident - before it takes place. Transporting him to the Pearly Gates, or more accurately, the velvet roped-lines of the hottest club around, the error is finally addressed by Mr. King, the streetwise, no-nonsense head angel who manages the place from his plush windowed office. Since returning to his own body on Earth is ...Written by
I hate it when comedians try and take their stand-up act and make it into a movie. That's excactly what was attempted here. I love Chris Rock alright. I think he is one of the funniest people out there. I watch his HBO show every chance I get. But man, every time someone tries to bring stand-up to the big screen, it doesn't work. The racial comedy, which in his stand-up act is hilarious, doesn't work here. The staory was just horrible, the jokes were actually pretty lame too. If he would have tried making a movie with a couple jokes thrown in, then ok, it might have worked. Rock though, tried making the whole film based on his comedy routine. Dozens of other comedians have tried this in the past and it hasn't worked and it will never work.
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