2009 PG-13 95 minutes
Actor and stand-up comic Chris Rock hops around the world going from beauty salons to science labs to comb through the mystery of African American hair in director Jeff Stilson’s astute, hilarious documentary. Rock contemplates the purpose and application of a weave as well as women’s self-esteem and their locks. He also gains varying insights from Ice-T, Nia Long, Rev. Al Sharpton, Raven-Symoné, Maya Angelou and other celebrities.
I rated this movie 2 stars out of 5. I felt like this movie was over-hyped. Chris Rock did so much press on this movie, he was on every talk show that I basically watched the movie during his press junket. Like I’m watching the movie and I’m like, I’ve seen all of this before. Whether it was on Oprah, Ellen, Tyra, The View, Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, Wendy Williams…he showed so many damn clips of the movie that watching it outright was a waste of my time. I don’t feel like I gained anything from the movie. I thought the celeb interviews would be more in depth. All in all I feel it was overrated. Your thoughts???