Inspired by his childhood experiences, comedian Chris Rock narrates the hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up in Brooklyn during the early '80s. Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused into a predominantly white middle school, Chris struggles to keep his siblings in line at home and meet the challenges of junior high. This responsible, resilient adolescent brings a distinct, funny spin to his everyday trials and traumas, in the critically acclaimed comedy Everybody Hates Chris.
Filled with dreams that being a teenager would be really cool, Chris' entry into adolescence is turning out to be less than idyllic. Moved from the projects to the tough "Bed-Stuy" neighborhood of Brooklyn, Chris is still stuck in his older-brother role. As the family's "emergency adult," he's responsible for taking care of Drew, his taller, more assured brother, and Tonya, the baby of the family, when his parents are working.
As Chris Rock pointedly reflects back, his younger self is set to discover what his family already knows — Chris' sharp, scrappy nature is going to take him places. But first, he's going to have to think, talk, or run his way through one growing experience after another at home, at school and on any number of buses along the way.