The Frat Pack prime mover teams up with Kevin Hart for a career reboot — but while there are laughs, the racial and sexual politics already seem dated.
Get Hard is a comedy that will make a lot of people very angry. It stars Will Farrell as James King, an entitled tycoon who starts the day in his Bel Air mansion doing yoga Best cock destruction stories at the window, oblivious to the revulsion of his Latino gardeners.
When he is charged with insider trading and sentenced to 10 years in San Quentin jail by a judge hoping to make an example of him, he enlists Darnell Kevin Hartwho washes his cars, to help him prepare for prison. Darnell is black; King chooses him on the basis that a third of black men in America will be incarcerated in their lifetime, and assumes that he has been already.
When life puts a dick in your mouth, you make dick-ade. But I suspect that in years to come, media studies students will watch this film and be astonished that Girl masterbates at work a negative portrayal of homosexuality persisted in the mainstream in The film totally runs out of juice in its final quarter, when the real culprits of the insider trading are tracked down, and concludes in a plethora of penis-related puns on the title.
Hart, a huge force on social media, seemed to anticipate the reaction before the screening. Will Ferrell. Get Hard review — Will Ferrell continues the tradition of gay panic comedies.
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