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Top Five (2014)

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A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andre Allen
... Chelsea Brown
... Silk
... Erica Long
... Benny Barnes
... Tammy
... Brad
... Jazzy Dee
... Rhonda
Kevin Barnett ... Columbia Student
... Columbia Student
... Columbia Student
... Columbia Student
Maia Wilson ... Woman with Confidence
... Maurice
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A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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12 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Finally Famous  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,894,814, 12 December 2014, Wide Release

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$25,277,561, 25 January 2015
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Brian Regan, another famous standup comedian, is shown on the poster art but is not credited in the casting. See more »

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Andre Allen: A lot of people don't like dates. It's like, "I hate dating. I hate dating."
Andre Allen: I like dates. Dates are cool.
Andre Allen: 'Cause a date means someone is considering fucking you.
Andre Allen: They have to, like, ponder it. It's just...
Andre Allen: Anybody you can eat with, you might have a chance of fucking.
Andre Allen: So, and they're just pondering fucking you.
Andre Allen: They're weighing it in their head. They're going...
Andre Allen: Girls are going, "His dick, my mouth. I wonder."
Andre Allen: And even if it doesn't happen, you just feel... I feel good.
Andre Allen: I mean, any day somebody...
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During the end credits, Jerry Seinfeld gives his top five. See more »


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Written by David Paich (as David F. Paich) and Boz Scaggs (as William R. Scaggs)
Performed by Boz Scaggs
Published by Spirit Two Music, Inc. on behalf of Hudmar Publishing Co Inc. and Scaggs Boz Music
Courtesy of Scaggs Boz Music
by arrangement with Spirit Music Group
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Surprised me, in a good way
10 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am sooooo not in the audience for a Chris Rock film--or so I would have thought. I'm white, in my 60's, liberal but not urban or indeed hip in any sense, and the only five rap artists I could name are those who went on to acting careers.

And yet...this was a definitely movie for me. It's observational, mature, witty, good-hearted, mostly a rom-com but also about the battle between external expectations and inner desire, young adulthood and maturity.

The plot of the movie, which has everyone but a few good friends wanting poor Andre to keep doing his funny stuff, the talking bear movies, while he wants to do more significant work? That ends up perfectly predicting the audience reaction you see here via the reviews. "Where's the hysterical Chris Rock **** jokes?" people stuck in 1992 want to know.

There is some of that in here...and it's exactly the stuff I hated (Cedric and the whores; the tampon thing--ish, edit them both out) and that made me rate this a couple stars lower than I might have otherwise. So as I pity Andre in the film (omg, having "Hammy!" shouted at you 1000 times day!), I pity Rock even more for living out this life, even in the year since this movie's release, even right here on IMDb, with angry comments by old-school fans of his. Man, that's life imitating art imitating life.

I hope I see more like this from him.

I enjoy that I was able to like all these characters and sympathize with them. I liked the set up for the reveal about Chelsea. I liked how Silk was a stock character you thought you knew, until he wasn't in the final 1/4 of the film. I was tickled. I was moved. I was pressed to think.

(and I did sort of like the rap song running over the end credits, so one never knows, eh?)


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