I regret to inform you that this is not a positive review. :shrugs:
From the advertisements seen and the posters displayed, the movie looked to simply be funny. We haven’t seen Chris Rock on the scene in a while, so many, like myself and my husband expected the movie to be funny. Before all the nonsense occurred there were times we laughed, but the movie was a lightweight porn. Let’s just keep it all the way live. There was one scene in the movie that was completely unnecessary and completely sickening. It was a flashback to a part of the character Andre Allen’s (Rock) life where he said he was his lowest. There were two women that came back to his hotel room, ate with him, then got drunk, got naked and had sex. It showed Andre having sex with these women, then showed Cedric the Entertainer doing the same thing. It was the only flashback in the movie. It honestly could have been left out because it really added no great impact to the story line. Then there was the strip club scene and all of the cussing and calling women out of their names throughout the movie. This unnecessary use of nudity and cursing brought down the whole effect the movie was supposed to have. So NO, I would NOT suggest going to see it.
Lately, I’ve been irritated with the way women are portrayed and being treated by society. We are props to movies like these. Before the movie came on, there was a preview with more nudity in it! Pretty soon, all movies will be riding that fine line between a movie being entertainment and it being a porn. Eventually, porn will become the norm on the big screen. WAKE UP! This is where we are headed if we don’t do something about it! It all starts with the revealing of a woman’s body. Not a male’s body parts, but a woman. Women are continuously used as props to make a movie dirty and somewhat entertaining. There is no respect. There is no compassion.
I was even more shocked that the co-producers on the project were Jay-Z and Kanye West. Both who have recently married and have young daughters. Yet they chose to participate in the filming of this project and who knows what else. It saddens me to think that their wives and especially their daughters have not changed something within them to want to do right by women and publicly show their respect for them. No I’m not talking about buying them gifts and kissing them in front of the paparazzi. I’m talking about showing respect for all women by taking some type of stand. What if North and Blue Ivy decided that they want to get involved in a movie where they show their bodies? How would they feel then? Would they co-produce that movie?
Unfortunately, it isn’t just the fault of men. Ladies we have A LOT of work to do. Where is our value? What have we done with ourselves? Have we gotten to a place so low within ourselves that our 8-10 minutes of fame will be our behind on camera twerking or some man fondling our breasts? What examples are we setting for our babies, both boys and girls? Are we telling our girls that it’s okay to shake your behind on camera? Are we telling our boys that it’s okay to call us out of our name and use our bodies for their pleasures outside of marriage? I mean WHAT?!?!?! No longer am I to the point where I will discuss how sickened I am about the women that do this. Now I’m to the point where I just want to pray for them. I pray that they find their purpose in life. I pray that God reveals to them the beauty that they possess. I pray that He gives them their purity back and helps them to maintain it.
Let 2015 be the year you don’t compromise on this.
Men, don’t get involved in or treat women like props and animals. Treat them like the Queens they are.
Ladies, reinstate your royalty. You are not a piece of meat. You are not your body. You have purpose in this life that extends beyond your backside and your breasts.
It’s time to stop this MESS. Stop making excuses for why you do the things you do. It’s time for CHANGE!