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Keanu (2016)

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Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

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Rell Williams / Oil Dresden
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Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
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Alexis
Jordyn A. Davis ...
Belle
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Donnie
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Rachel
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Rell's life is changed forever when a cute kitten comes to his door, and he names it Keanu. Unfortunately, one weekend later, Keanu is abducted by persons unknown. Now Rell and his cousin, Clarence, are men on a mission to find Keanu against the odds. Unfortunately, those odds prove to be perilously high as they find Keanu in the care of the ruthless gangster, Cheddar, and he will only part with him for a price. Now for that cute kitten, these two middle class bumblers find themselves neck deep in a dangerous alien world of drugs and gang violence with only their desperate audacity, creativity and sheer dumb luck giving them a chance to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Wait 'til you get a load of meow. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for violence, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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29 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Cat Boys  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,453,224 (USA) (29 April 2016)

Gross:

$20,566,327 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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This movie advertised several old Warner Bros. films. The list is as follows. New Jack City (1991), The Matrix (1999), Se7en (1995), Beetlejuice (1988), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Point Break (1991), The Shining (1980), Boogie Nights (1997), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985). Keanu was a joint production between New Line Cinema and WB. New Line Cinema used to be the house that Freddy built, before it was sold by Bob Shaye. See more »

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In some early scenes where Keanu is running, the running cat is obviously older and larger than the kitten seen during the rest of the film. See more »

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Rell Williams: I loved you in "The House Bunny".
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the end credits, Oil and Smoke simultaneously revive. See more »

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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Fuck Tha Police
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), M.C. Ren (as Lorenzo Patterson), Harry Whitaker and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A.)
Courtesy of Priority Records, LLC
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Thin and Over-Stretched, This Concept Doesn't Have the Legs for Feature-Length
28 July 2016 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Key and Peele, in their first starring vehicle, play a pair of soft suburban dudes who somehow find themselves acting like thuggish, grizzled killers to retrieve a stolen kitten (the titular Keanu). It's a terrible screenplay, but at least the laughs are there for the first act. After that, it falls into endless re-hashes, basically telling the same two or three jokes against a different backdrop for the length of the picture. I loved these guys on TV, but Keanu doesn't do a great job of highlighting their versatility and eventually goes beyond satire to become exactly the type of movie they're lampooning. Would've made a hilarious five-minute fake trailer on the small screen, which may shine a light on the type of growing pains to expect if they continue this transition to feature-length material.


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