|Down to Earth (DVD, 2004)|
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Chris Rocks plays a comedian who is at the Apollo theater trying to make it big and he gets booed off the stage. He get killed and was sent to heaven by mistake and he has find a new body and when he does, he falls for regina King.
It seems everyone is trying to get into heaven; at least those whose time is up. For Lance Barton, a struggling comedian and bicycle messenger, it's the last thing on his mind. His due date upstairs is 50 years away. In the meantime, he's got big dreams to pursue on Earth, such as landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance's has one little problem though, he ain't that funny. Thanks to an over-cautious emissary from heaven, Mr. Keyes, he's going to get hit literally with a much bigger problem. Showing that even God has difficulty finding good help these days, the inept minion mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident before it takes place. Transporting him to the Pearly Gates, or more accurately, the velvet roped-lines of the hottest club around, the error is finally addressed by Mr. King, the streetwise, no-nonsense head angel who manages the place from his plush windowed office. Since returning to his own body on Earth is impossible, the urban dwelling Lance reluctantly agrees to a normally unthinkable proposal. He'll occupy the body of a wealthy old white mogul, Charles Wellington, until a more suitable body can be found. Strangely enough, in a Park Avenue penthouse, servants and butlers become his new homeys as Lance works on his streetwise comedy routine for the big Apollo showdown. Living in the body of a callous old white man would be bizarre enough for Lance without falling in love with Sontee, the beautiful woman publicly battling Wellington's company at the same time. And if that wasn't enough, he's got to deal with the love affair between Wellington's wife and his personal assistant, and their plot to have him killed. Rock's personality, his drive, his delivery, his demeanor, and his passion are what fuel this movie. He's clearly having a lot of fun in the role, and he seems bent on making sure you have fun watching him.
Chris Rock is funny. Different role for him. He pulled it off well. I bought it because I was watching it on cable in vegas, and i decided to buy it to finish watching it. The characters in the movie are portrayed well. Regina King did well.
I love Chris Rock in this movie and I had to have a copy of it for myself! Very funny. This DVD is a good quality and price, very worth it.
This is a really cool movie. I can watch this one with the kids over and over again. Thumbs up to Chris Rock.