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Keanu (2016)

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When an L.A. drug kingpin's kitten unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through gangs, hitmen and drug dealers who claim him in order to get him back.

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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,453,224, 1 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,566,327, 26 June 2016
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Trivia

Method Man's character is named Cheddar. In the series The Wire (2002), he plays a character named Cheese. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Clarence Goobril: Listen, if you let us go, I might be able to get you into a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if they're not in a closed session!
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SPOILER: After the end credits, Oil and Smoke simultaneously revive. See more »

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References Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

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Written and performed by George Michael
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Thin and Over-Stretched, This Concept Doesn't Have the Legs for Feature-Length
28 July 2016 | by 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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