Ride Along DVD Review

Director: Tim Story

Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Dragos Bucur, Gary Owen,

Running Time: 99 minutes

Certificate: 12

Searching approval from the family of significant others; oh how this simple idea has spawned multiple comedies. Whether it be the more traditional approach of meeting the parents, or a film such as Ride Along that looks at gaining the blessing of over protective siblings, it’s something that we believe we can all relate to, while still exaggerating events for comedic effect. Unfortunately, as demonstrated here, the ideas and execution are becoming tired, even when pairing it with an equally rundown genre of the buddy cop variety.

Kevin Hart plays Ben Barber, a young school security guard who has just been accepted into the police academy. With this news he intends to propose to his girlfriend, Angela (Sumpter), but must first win the
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