That Grape Juice Reviews: Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’

Published: Wednesday 10th Dec 2014 by Rashad
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Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and other stars aligned to create what is undoubtedly the “must see movie” of the season – ‘Top Five.’

A comedic force led by Rock, ‘Top Five’ spins the notion of “romantic comedy” on its top to create a sophisticated, yet outrageously funny take on how the unprecedented and unscripted twists-and-turns of real life often make for the best comedy.

Get into our full review below:


Chris Rock plays superstar comedian Andre Allen struggling to find a new voice and reinvent himself as a serious actor after a successful franchise of movies led to alcoholism and drugs. As he promotes his new movie, ‘UpRize,’ a movie about the Haitian revolution, he must also contend with his impending televised nuptials to reality tv star Erica Long (Gabrielle Union). His life unexpectedly takes a turn when he agrees to allow a sharp, beautiful young New York Times journalist Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) follow him around New York for the day to capture an inside look into his life. Despite his initial hesitation, the two realize that they both have struggled to regain sobriety, have glaring relationship issues, and share a passion for comedy.

Much like their characters, the duo is seen together, the more their undeniable chemistry is realized. Brewing with jaw dropping scenes of hilarity including an “must-see scene” with Cedric The Entertainer, Tracy Morgan, Sherri Shepard, and some actions we’ll leave out so the kiddies don’t see.

While this movie is not exactly a “family affair,” it is certainly one that adult audiences will delight in its political incorrectness. It has “No Chill Button,” while still driving home familiar tropes such as true love and staying true to ones roots.

Don’t be surprised if comedy legends Jerry Seinfield, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg make cameos in a scene or two.

That Grape Juice grade:  B+

Review courtesy of:  Richard Pittman (That Grape Juice NYC)

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