Bigger and Blacker - Chris Rock (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Chris Rock
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Comedian Chris Rock makes a raucous return to his stand-up roots in this HBO special filmed at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater. Despite his manic and profane delivery, Rock's comedy is often rooted in traditional subjects for comedians: family relationships, misunderstandings between men and women, and observations on how childhood has changed. But he takes his material right to the edge, proving himself to be a sharp-eyed satirist. Serious and timely issues, such as school shootings or children being neglected by partying parents, are tackled by Rock, who's not afraid to slip in a serious point while being hysterically funny. His defense of President Clinton against his accusers is a good example of how Rock's material is almost always bound to offend someone: he slices through the self-righteous rhetoric of the impeachment spectacle, but even the behavior he defends comes in for ridicule with jokes that are extremely funny as well as extremely coarse. The pace of this one-hour show is uneven, and some viewers will no doubt find Rock's penchant for using profanity as punctuation tiresome. But those who like intelligent comedy with a hard edge will find much to laugh at in Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker. -- Robert J. McNamara
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 27
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 026359168826
Release Date 2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned