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Top Five (2014)

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

Director:

Chris Rock

Writer:

Chris Rock
7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Andre Allen
Rosario Dawson ... Chelsea Brown
J.B. Smoove ... Silk
Gabrielle Union ... Erica Long
Romany Malco ... Benny Barnes
Hayley Marie Norman ... Tammy
Anders Holm ... Brad
Cedric the Entertainer ... Jazzy Dee
Karlie Redd ... Rhonda
Kevin Barnett Kevin Barnett ... Columbia Student
Genevieve Angelson ... Columbia Student
Ben Cole ... Columbia Student
Corey Brown ... Columbia Student
Maia Wilson Maia Wilson ... Woman with Confidence
Teddy Coluca ... Maurice
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finally Famous See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$25,277,561, 25 January 2015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IAC Films,Jax Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Rock and Sherri Sheperd appeared together in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). Additionally, the franchise's spin-off movie, Penguins of Madagascar (2014), released in the same year as Top Five (2014). See more »

Quotes

Andre Allen: When I listen to satellite radio, I listen to Sirius hits One.
XM Employee: That's good, but just, just make it a little funnier.
Andre Allen: Funnier?
XM Employee: Put a little stank on it.
Andre Allen: Stank?
XM Employee: Nice and funny, go.
Andre Allen: What's up, motherfuckers? This is motherfucking Andre Allen! When I listen to satellite radio, or scratch my nuts, that is, I listen to Sirius motherfucking 101... bee-otch!
XM Employee: First take was good. I was wrong on the stank, though.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Jerry Seinfeld gives his top five. See more »


Soundtracks

Set It Off
Written by Strafe (as Steven Wayne Standard)
Performed by Strafe
Published by STD Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Reach Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Reach Music Publishing, Inc.
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Surprised me, in a good way
10 December 2015 | by grnhair2001See 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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