Friday, March 27, 2015

Get Hard

Rated R / 1 hr 40 min / Comedy

What is it about?

Will Ferrell plays James King who is an investor and financial advisor who had a pretty sweet life. He has a big house with servants, a beautiful wife, and millions of dollars. Then he gets arrested for fraud and everything falls apart. He decides to fight the charges because he is innocent. The judge throws the book at him, giving a ten year sentence. He then turns to Darnell Lewis, played by Kevin Hart, is an entrepreneur who runs a car wash business. James assumes that Darnell has been to jail and offers him money to train him to Get Hard.

You will like it if...

You like offensive comedies featuring Will Ferrell or Kevin Hart. Like most of their movies, the story follows a cookie cutter formula that has been overdone to death. In spots it feels like they cobbled scenes together in a random order. That's not why you go to one of these movies anyway. The two stars have great chemistry together. They are both comedy juggernauts who keep the laughs going throughout the entire movie. The rest of the cast, led by Craig T. Nelson, do a serviceable job and stay out of the way of the two stars. The movie doesn't shy away from stereotypes or offensive material, so if you are easily offended then maybe you should skip this film. I enjoyed the movie for what it was, a hilarious comedy that doesn't have the best story.

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Furious 7

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