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"An education in incarceration."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 6.0  (145,743)
  • 34

Get Hard is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Etan Cohen and starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Alison Brie. The film was released in the United States on March 27, 2015. The movie revolves around James King (Will Ferrell), a wealthy hedge fund manager who is about to go to prison for fraud. Facing the possibility of being raped in jail, James hires Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), a struggling car washer who he thinks has been to prison before, to prepare him for life behind bars.

The film starts with James King living the high life as a wealthy hedge fund manager in Los Angeles, California. After being arrested for fraud and embezzlement, he is sentenced to ten years in San Quentin State Prison. Terrified of what will happen to him in prison, James turns to Darnell Lewis for help. Darnell is the only black man he knows, and he assumes that Darnell has been to jail before because of his race and job as a car washer.

Darnell, however, has never been to prison and is offended when James asks him to teach him how to be tough. James offers to pay Darnell for his help, and Darnell reluctantly agrees. Together, they embark on a series of misadventures, including attending a gay pride parade, practicing fighting, and shoplifting. Along the way, James and Darnell's relationship becomes strained, as James continues to make assumptions about black people and Darnell's past.

In the midst of all their mishaps, James discovers that he has a black half-sister named Russell (T.I.), who is a gangster rapper. Russell agrees to help James by arranging for him to meet some of her friends who have been to jail. The group turns out to be a group of white collar criminals who teach James how to survive in prison. Along the way, James also learns about the importance of standing up for oneself and being true to oneself.

The film's humor is mostly derived from Will Ferrell's performance as James King, who is hilariously inept and out of touch with reality. Kevin Hart's character provides a good foil for Ferrell, as he is street-smart and quick-witted, but also has his own vulnerabilities.

Alison Brie plays James' fiancée, Alissa, who is initially supportive of him but starts to have second thoughts about their relationship as she sees James becoming more macho and less like himself. The film also features appearances by Craig T. Nelson as James' boss, Edwina Findley as Darnell's wife, and Ariana Neal as Darnell's daughter.

Overall, Get Hard is an entertaining comedy that skewers stereotypes and delivers some big laughs. While the humor may occasionally be crude or offensive, the film's underlying message about standing up for oneself and being true to oneself is ultimately uplifting. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's performances are both top-notch, and the supporting cast is also strong. If you're looking for a silly comedy that will make you laugh out loud, then Get Hard is definitely worth a watch.

Get Hard is a 2015 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 34.

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