Thursday, April 1, 2010

Down To Earth

  • Genre : Comedy/Romance
  • Written By : Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi, Louis C.K.
  • Directed By : Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • Release Date : February 16, 2001
  • Running Time : 95 Minutes
Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Mark Addy, and Eugene Levy

Comedian Chris Rock updates 1978's HEAVEN CAN WAIT with a decidedly modern flair in this romantic comedy. Lance Barton (Rock) is a struggling comedian whose dream is to perform at New York City's legendary Apollo Theater before it closes its doors forever. One night, while riding his bike, Lance is crushed by an enormous truck. Before he can come to terms with what has happened, he is strolling through Heaven, talking to the smooth Mr. King (Chazz Palminteri) and the bumbling Keyes (Eugene Levy), the angel who prematurely snatched Lance away from Earth. Mr. King agrees to make up for this mistake by returning Lance to New York, only instead of being a black bike messenger, Lance is now Mr. Wellington, a powerful white businessman who just so happens to be the enemy of Sontee (Regina King), the woman he has become infatuated with. Wooing Sontee with a new commitment to using Mr. Wellington's money philanthropically, Lance embarks on a mission to perform at the Apollo, even if he doesn't seem to fit the mold. But just when everything begins to fall into place, Mr. King returns to throw another glitch into Lance's plans.

My Review
The story was okay for me.
Chris Rock played his comedic act at his best and it was great. Totally funny.
The Movie itself is good and the actors played their part perfectly but I wasn't really impressed, cause maybe I expected more.
Still it was worth my time watching it.

  • A good comedy film
  • With a simple plot and hilarious acting from Chris Rock, you won't be totally disappointed.

Rating : 3.5/5


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