Best Man.. At Your Service

Kevin Hart is the biggest little man on the planet right now. His success is the perfect combination of hard work and perfect timing. He is practically standing alone on the comedy circuit and he shows no sign of slowing down. With the momentum, Hart is taking the full dive into the movie business. Which has been met with mixed success. I’m not exactly sure what attracts comedians to buddy roles, but Kevin Hart is in full buddy mode. He starred alongside Ice Cube last year in Ride Along, and will be pairing with Will Farrell later this year in Get Hard. The wedding ringer is probably his best film to date, and he owes a lot of it to Josh Gad. Their on-screen chemistry is great. Unlike Ice Cube in Ride Along, who amped up Hart’s antics, Josh gad mellows Hart’s formula out.

The Wedding Ringer’s premise is pretty simple. Doug is your stereotypical awkward guy with not many friends, actually… no friends. Some how he seriously out kicks his coverage and lands Gretchen portrayed by Kaley Couco-Sweeting. His wedding is rapidly approaching and he needs to come up with a best man and groomsmen. Jimmy Callahan is a best-man for hire, he’ll provide you with everything you need to fill out your wedding party. There is only one important rule, once it’s all said and done he’s gone. His clients are purchasing a best man, not a best friend.


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What’s Your Top Five

Let’s just get this out of the way. I am a humongous Chris Rock fan. He is my favorite comedy by a significant margin. So I’m admitting my bias up front. Chris Rock has been quiet on the silver screen for a bit now. Why wouldn’t he be? Grown Ups 2 was pretty awful. His last starring role was the lukewarm Death at a Funeral. Top Five feels like a reboot, a bare bones movie. He is dropping the theatrics and the ensemble cast, focusing on a few characters and a single day’s interaction.

Top Five follows the day in the life of Andre Allen. A successful comedian turned movie star. He rose to fame doing comedies, and now he wants to do more serious roles. His fire for comedy is gone and he doesn’t want to do jokes anymore. He is in NYC to promote his new movie “Uprize”, which is about the Haitian rebellion. Chelsea Brown is a report from the times, and is tasked to follow Andre for the day for piece about him and his new movie. It’s a day in the life version of him as he faces what many consider to be a mid-life crisis. How much of an allegory is this story to Chris Rock we may never know, but this film puts him at his best. Giving plenty of commentary about society , sex, celebrity and more.


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