Once again, I’ve discovered that you can’t go wrong with a Chris Rock movie. His style and character would make even Titanic hilarious.
In this remake of the 1978 film, Heaven Can Wait, Rock plays Lance Barton, a determined young comedian who’s accidentally dragged off to heaven forty years before his time. To make up for the mistake, he’s allowed to go back to earth – reincarnated as Charles Wellington, a fifty-year-old white billionaire. Wellington’s family and colleagues are stunned to see the change in him as he becomes more charitable – and much more attracted to rap music. To their surprise, he even buys a comedy club – so he can practice his act.
Down to Earth is definitely good for a few laughs. It’s worth the rental price just to watch Wellington bust
in’ a move to Snoop Dogg. And there’s even a sweet, romantic side to the movie – but don’t worry… it’s easy to ignore.