I love how comedian/actress Tiffany Haddish has taught me to count. I mean, I know I have watched 5 movies in between each one she is in. The woman is in a lotta films! Dunno when she rests, recharges her battery or even sleeps, but that is not for me to plan. What I do have to comment are is the quality of the films she is in. Sometimes I think she pretty much accepts every script that gets passed to her as most of the films she is in are not up to snuff. There is no denying the woman is talented. She is funny! But a lot of the films she does aren’t and that is a shame.
I was pleasantly surprised with this one as it wasn’t as bad as some of her recent films. Lots of that has to do with the writing and likeability factor of comedy legend Billy Crystal. The guy has always known how to tickle the old funny bone. Plus, together they have really nice chemistry. The playing off against comedic types of the old school Jewish-style humour against the younger urban comedy. Worked well.
New York singer Payge (played by Tiffany Haddish) has the winning bid on a dinner with comedic writer Charlie Burnz and somehow, despite their differences in lifestyle and age, they hit it off. Because of circumstances, they are thrown together in a more meaningful way. It is the beginning of something they both did not know that they needed in their lives.
The emotional rainbow is all here. Funny, endearing, sad and touching. Sure there are some parts of the story missing or which are awkward. Agreed. But overall it is a good watch and made me want more of Billy Crystal…not of Tiffany Haddish, though, as she already is in every sixth film.
- Audio Commentary with Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish & Alan Zweibel
- Interviews with Filmmakers & Cast