Film

Standup Chris

OUT NOW! In TOP FIVE, Chris Rock is a wealthy movie comedian attempting to make it as a serious actor.

Efforts have been made in recent years to have standup comedy elevated to some sort of “great American art form”. Top Five sees Chris Rock unfurl his standard. Rock plays a wealthy movie comedian attempting to make it as a serious actor. To prove his worth, he takes a journalist on a tour of his old NY haunts on the eve of his wedding to a reality TV show star. The meta is far from subtle, but there’s surprising vulnerability and humor at its core: a career best.

Top Five | Directed by Chris Rock (USA 2014) with Chris Rock. Starts April 16. 

Originally published in issue #137, April 2015