• Down to Earth (2001)

Down to Earth

Release Date: February 16th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

When amateur comedian Lance Barton (Chris Rock) finds himself at Heaven's door, he is convinced there has been a mistake. Miraculously he is right. Since returning to his own body is not an option, a heavenly agent places him into the corpse of a rich Manhattan mogul who has just been murdered by his wife -- until a more suitable replacement can be found. Ironically, it is as this new person that Lance ultimately discovers his true self, falls in love and improves his comedy act in the process.

Cast: Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy, Frankie R. Faison, Mark Addy, Greg Germann, Jennifer Coolidge

Director: Chris Weitz , Paul Weitz

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Village Roadshow Prod., NPV Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Office, Quest, Heartwarming, Transformation, Cool, Love, Love interest, 2000s, Hospital, Death, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    It's Rock's first venture into leading-man territory, and the material is carefully tailored to his measurements. He's fully believable as a standup comic. How he'll fare as a character other than Chris Rock is yet to be determined. show more

  • 63
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    What Rock fans will sorely miss in Down to Earth is the earthiness and outrageous hilarity of his stand-up act.

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    A little too shipshape, too eager to please, not quite as anarchic as the best comedies.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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