I Think I love My Wife (Rock, 2007)

Chris Rock’s film makes some interesting observations about the clash between suburban White America and traditional, cliched Gangsta rap imagery, and the everyday African American working people caught in between. But the script is so loosely fitted and inconsequential, it begins to repeat scenes at a rapid pace simply enabling Rock to pound in his messages about masculinity and family (which aren’t that original in the first place). His “bored” protagonist shifts back and forth between loving father and “almost” bastard womanizer so many times it’s tiring, leaving little sympathy or interest for his supposed conflicts. The tension in Rock’s marriage is never fully developed outside of cliche, so when he whines about his beautiful, loving wife, we want to through a brick at his head and scream “wake up asshole, you’re an idiot.”

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