Parents' Guide to

Down to Earth

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Likeable Chris Rock in a comedy about race.

Movie PG-13 2001 87 minutes
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The people behind this frivolous comedy (the Weitz brothers, of American Pie and Chuck and Buck) wisely devote 25 percent of the film to Rock's stand-up routine. Chris Rock has a likeable comic presence and has made some memorable screen appearances in movies like Dogma and Nurse Betty. But he's not an actor. He has no capacity to show even the few emotions called for in Down to Earth. During the dramatic and romantic episodes, he always appears to be counting the minutes before he can go back on stage. It is also a real disappointment to see the comic talents of one of today's most talented actresses, Regina King (of Jerry Maguire and How Stella Got Her Groove Back) neglected.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 16, 2001
  • On DVD or streaming: September 12, 2017
  • Cast: Chris Rock , Eugene Levy , Regina King
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 87 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: language, sexual humor and some drug references
  • Last updated: November 25, 2023

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