Head Of State
In this comedy, Mays Gilliam (Chris Rock) becomes a local hero after rescuing a lady from a building that is about to explode. His publicity draws the attention of a political party that has just lost its presidential candidates in a midair collision. They recruit Mays who, at first, follows the advice of his campaign manager Martin Geller (Dylan Baker) and adviser Debra Lassiter (Lynn Whitfield), giving boring speeches on nonissues. But his brother Mitch (Bernie Mac) advises him to speak from the heart, and his speeches begin to take on a different tone. All the while, Mays’ obnoxious exgirlfriend (Robin Givens) keeps trying to get back with him because of his new-found fame. This film is entertaining in places, but it is generally poorly written and acted. .