Here we have a show biz movie about show biz. A comedian...actually a stand-up comedian, tries to make it as a serious actor to please his fiancée who stars in a Reality series. Problem is, she wants to broadcast their wedding!
Written and directed by Chris Rock, who won a Hollywood Film Award for Best Comedy Film with this one, this R-rated comedy doesn't cut us any slack when it comes to language or sexual hijinks, but with two such appealing and capable stars, we were with them all the way.
There are more familiar faces than we can count, but I was impressed by Rock and Dawson and their skillful "walk and talk" scenes on the streets of New York. They made everything look easy...except double-dutch jump rope. Dawson got in there and did the job, Rock just teased.
In my opinion, the AA recovery program and their commitment to it, is done with no snide undertones. It's clear that both characters understand the long-term importance of their behavior. Kudos!