I knew next to nothing about this film going in. I knew Chris Rock was in it and that he also wrote and directed the film. Hearing that, one would presume this film was a straight up, typical comedy. A comedy? Yes, and a hilarious one too. A straight up, typical comedy? Not quite. Sure, the character arcs end up in the exact spot I predicted they would, but the journey there is somewhat less predictable, and a heck of a lot funnier than I expected going in. I should go into comedies blind more often. It always tends to work better than having seen the trailer.
Starring alongside Chris Rock is Rosario Dawson, who gives one of the better performances of her career. Not only is she hilarious, but her character was surprisingly well developed and full of layers. She's believable, she's funny and helps to make this movie as good as it is, even if certain scenes are put in the film just so Chris Rock can cameo his friends, but hey, I'm not one to complain about cameos. Cameos are awesome, except when you're Muppets Most Wanted and that's all the film is.*