Picture
Click on the poster for the original trailer.
"You Ready, white boy?! Pepper spray, bitch - Prison School is in session!"

Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart)

There is no getting away from it... Here is a missed opportunity. Teaming motormouth comic-du-jour Kevin Hart with frat-boy legend Will Ferrell should have been comedy alchemy. Pair them up with writer Etan Cohen (he of Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy fame) making his directorial début and a prime topic for satire - the ever-growing divide between the Haves and Have-nots - and the result should have provided with one of the best comedies in years. Sadly, the result is a hit-and-miss affair that largely substitutes humor for thinly veiled homophobic and racist "jokes". It is not with a few charms, but you have to wade through an excess of underlying hate-laced gags to get there.
PictureNo Baths in jail?!
The film's premise is a pretty nice one too. With only 30 days before he must report to the San Quentin on charges of fraud, millionaire James King (Ferrell) hires Darnell Lewis (Hart), the guy who valets his car, to train him up in order to survive 10 years in the big house. Thanks to a little race-related misunderstanding, King believes Lewis has been to jail and is the perfect guy to teach him about life inside. And Lewis is happy to go along with it, as the money King will pay him will allow him to move his family out of the ghetto and give his daughter the best start in life. We even get a great opening, with Cohen cutting nicely between the unattainable realms of the wealthy and the everyday drudge of the working classes. Yet the moment we see Will Ferrell's unevenly-shaped posterior grinding up against a window in the throes of upper-class fornication, the audience will be quick to realize that Trading Places this will not be. After this we get a near-constant stream of jokes that mostly center around the ideas that all white people think black people have been locked up (a detail not helped by nearly every other black character other than Hart walking around gang colors) and that the most important lesson for incarceration survival is knowing how to fellate your fellow prisoner. Considering how well Cohen skewered Hollywood attitudes on race relations in Tropic Thunder, this really is a disappointing letdown. He also tacks on a lazy scapegoat subplot that is poorly thought out and plays like an afterthought in the editing process.

(See how I tacked on the mention of it to the end of that paragraph? Kinda feels like that!)

PictureWorking out in the Yard
Yet every so often we get a sign of the film that this all could have been. There is some real chemistry between Ferrell and Hart, whose differing approaches to comedy gel much better than expected. It works in enough occasions to hope that they get to work again on something more substantial very soon. The conversion of King's house into a makeshift prison has some nice touches, with the tennis court turned into the Yard and King's "cell" interred in the large reception hall. And while a skit about the differing gangs in the Yard becomes more labored as it progresses, the simulation of a prison riot was easily the most laugh-out-loud sequence in the movie. But best of all is one of the smaller moments in the film, where Darnell befriends T.J. Jagodowski's lonely barfly Chris at a local gay haunt. Here is a character that feels believable and real in a sea of homophobic clichés around him. Darnell may not like the unwanted attention at first, but a funny video call with Chris captures a natural bonhomie and a real sense of feeling. The fact that Cohen chooses to cut this great sequence with a crass attempt by Ferrell to learn how to suck cock in a restroom cubicle (Veep's Matt Walsh is wasted in a nothing role as Ferrell's unlucky... I want to say Victim?) tells you just how misjudged large swathes of this movie is. And this is the real crime here - with components as good as the ones we have here, Get Hard really should have been more than a lame double entendre.

Limp and flaccid when it should be sharp and cutting, Get Hard is a somewhat disappointing union between Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart. There's some moments of inspired work scattered here and there, but Etan Cohen's directorial début is more jailhouse bitch than king of the yard. Here's hoping Ferrell and Hart get to work on something better soon.
 


Comments

11/07/2015 10:52am

If you apply for any job your education is the base of your application, if your qualifications are very good than more chances to get the job and also get higher position. You have better opportunities in any organization.

Reply
04/01/2017 10:46am

Great post. I don't think any app gets better than this gem.

Reply
16/02/2016 9:26am

Nice Blog. If you are searching some stock market tips, so please check accuracy from our calls.

Reply
30/06/2016 9:11am

These two really are one of the best pair there is to have for a comedy film and I really do love watching them together. The story of this film really is amazing and really is very hilarious and will just get your stomach to have cramps because of too much laughter. I really do love this pair of Will Ferrel and Kevin Hart, because during the very first time that I got to see them together in a film, they already got me laughing and interested in all of their other films. Get Hard really is an amazing film because it is also paired with an amazing writer Etan Cohen, who happens to be one of the greatest writers also.

Reply
07/08/2016 9:39am

Does he really tacks on a lazy scapegoat subplot that is poorly thought out and plays like an afterthought in the editing process?

Reply

Do not hesitate to contact our professional writers and became one of the hundreds satisfied students.

Reply
24/10/2016 7:13am

It is very easy to install unlike like other apps that is pretty much difficult to install.
The third feature is this we can have perfect control over the game through this app.

Reply
21/01/2017 10:43am

instagram for pc

Reply
22/05/2017 10:28am

cbse results are released

Reply
26/05/2017 2:16pm

All india Pincode Directory contains all the pin-code list across India with geocodes and other relevant information

Reply
19/06/2017 7:42am

If you contribute some amount to this sector, it will be helpful to achieve your retirement goals. The money which you have saved in this organization will be much useful in any emergencies

Reply
04/07/2017 12:59pm

Packers and Movers India

http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/delhi/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/noida/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/gurgaon/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/ghaziabad/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/faridabad/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/mumbai/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/pune/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/bangalore/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/hyderabad/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/chennai/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/navi-mumbai/
http://www.waydm.com/in/packers-and-movers/thane/

Packers and Movers United State

http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/new-york/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/san-francisco/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/los-angeles/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/san-jose/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/honolulu/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/oakland/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/denver/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/chicago/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/buffalo/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/boston/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/california/

http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/portland/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/fort-worth/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/sacramento/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/atlanta/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/columbus/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/louisville/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/pittsburgh/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/albuquerque/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/new-orleans/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/charlotte/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/baltimore/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/cleveland/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/san-diego/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/philadelphia/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/minneapolis/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/colorado-springs/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/newark/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/san-antonio/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/indianapolis/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/houston/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/oklahoma/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/dallas/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/cincinnati/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/nashville/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/kansas-city/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/seattle/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/omaha/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/las-vegas/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/tampa/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/orlando/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/tulsa/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/memphis/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/detroit/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/austin/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/phoenix/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/miami/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/jacksonville/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/tucson/
http://www.waydm.com/us/packers-and-movers/raleigh/

Reply

Quickbooks Support Phone Number,
Quickbooks Tech Support Number,
Quickbooks Support Number,
Quickbooks Technical Support Number,
Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number,
Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number,
Quickbooks Customer Service Phone Number,
Quickbooks Customer Service Number,


http://www.quickbookssupportphone-number.com/

Reply

Quicken Support Phone Number,
Quicken Tech Support Number,
Quicken Support Number,
Quicken Technical Support Number,
Quicken Tech Support Phone Number,
Quicken Technical Support Phone Number,
Quicken Customer Service Phone Number,
Quicken Customer Service Number,


http://www.quicken.support-phonenumber.com/

Reply
07/07/2017 6:34am

Sage Support Phone Number,
Sage Tech Support Number,
Sage Support Number,
Sage Technical Support Number,
Sage Tech Support Phone Number,
Sage Technical Support Phone Number,
Sage Customer Service Phone Number,
Sage Customer Service Number,


http://www.sage.support-phonenumber.com/

Reply



Leave a Reply