Get Hard – Budget of $40 million – 1 hour 40 minutes
James seems to have everything going for him, a promotion, a new hot fiance’, and plans to build a new home. Then, the world gets pulled from underneath him when he is found guilty of fraud and embezzlement. The judge is sick of white collar criminals getting light sentences in Club Fed prisons. So, the judge sentences James to 10 years in San Quentin with only 30 days to get his affairs in order. Darnell is a car wash owner, who needs a $30,000 down payment for a new home in order to get his daughter in a better and safer school district. James, statistically, racially profiles Darnell as an ex-con and offers to pay Darnell $30,000 to teach him how to survive in prison.
With one black actor and one white actor, you know you will get the typical racial humor. But they throw in something more with a touching story, some fun twist, a crazy bathroom scene, and topless skinheads. The writers even find a way to string in a tie between Macbeth and Boyz-N-the-Hood within 10 seconds. If you are looking for a good mindless laugh, then Kevin and Will are always a safe bet. You get the laughs you expect with some more laughs thrown in. But be prepared to miss some of the jokes because you are laughing at others.
I give this movie 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I’m glad to be back in Crenshaw, where its safe – James King