New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. Chelsea has forgotten her audio recorder, so they first go to her apartment. While there they discuss a magazine article about the Cinderella complex. Chelsea explains that Cinderella left something behind to let the prince know that she wanted to see him again..
You coming to the party right?
Some people got to work. I'll tell you what. I'll come to your next bachelor party.
That's not funny man.
Tell me somethin'. Your next wife, she gonna be white or she gonna be asian?
It's still not funny man.
Oh, it's only funny when you say mean shit. Right?
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Set It Off
Written by Strafe (as Steven Wayne Standard)
Performed by Strafe
Published by STD Music Publishing (ASCAP) / Reach Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Chris Rock, who wrote and directed this film, can be very funny. However, this movie wanders all over the place, and when it doesn't work it can be really awful.
Why throw in completely over-the-top, unfunny, and highly explicit sex scenes when they seem to come out of left field, and not really congruent with the rest of the story. I much preferred the chemistry between Rock and the superbly talented and beautiful Rosario Dawson, which, I thought, worked really well. Gabrielle Union, J. B. Smoove, and Leslie Jones also added well to the mix here.
All in all, as mentioned, the movie is way too choppy, with some really cringe inducing scenes, and overall a disappointment.
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