Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Brenda wears comfortable, cotton panties; Nikki wears sheer, lacy thongs. Richard Cooper is in the middle, with a good job in Manhattan, a house in the suburbs, and two cute children with Brenda, his intelligent, good-looking wife who's a teacher. But there's no sex in this seven-year marriage, so Richard's bored. Into the mix walks Nikki, a sexy, sassy, single friend he's not seen in years. Nikki has problems and finds a reason to stop at his office every day. He tries to help, they have some fun, and he doesn't mention Nikki to Brenda. His work and reputation suffer. Is he about to scratch the seven year itch? What choices does Richard have?Written by
The firm that Chris Rock works for is called Pupkin and Langford. This is an homage to the Jerry Lewis/Robert DeNiro movie "The King of Comedy" where DeNiro played Ruppert Pupkin and Lewis played Jerry Langford. See more »
After Richard takes the Viagra and is on the phone with George, Brenda comes in and catches him. After Richard tells George "I gotta go," he never really hangs up the phone, he only places it down. Also, Brenda never actually dials 9-1-1. See more »
Hi it's Nikki. Sorry I missed your call but remember, "Love is God. God is Love." Peace.
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Though I was apprehensive about venturing into the theater for this one, I found myself laughing out loud and genuinely enjoying the story of Richard Cooper (Chris Rock), a man going through the motions of an unfulfilling marriage. For Chris Rock fans who've been waiting for the comic to finally find his on screen mojo, this one's a real treat.
Rock turns in a subtle but effective performance while Kerry Washington and Gina Torres are great as his dual love interests. Steve Buscemi is perfectly cast as Rock's philandering co-worker and steps in frequently for literal comic relief.
'Wife's' a decent movie with a good message and unlike several films I've seen this year, I can actually watch this one again.
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