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Get Hard (2015)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

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Etan Cohen

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Jay Martel (screenplay), Ian Roberts (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... James
Kevin Hart ... Darnell
Craig T. Nelson ... Martin
Alison Brie ... Alissa
Edwina Findley Dickerson ... Rita (as Edwina Findley)
Ariana Neal ... Makayla
Erick Chavarria ... Cecelio
T.I. ... Russell (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Paul Ben-Victor ... Gayle
John Mayer ... John Mayer
Jon Eyez ... Big Mike
Nito Larioza ... Jaoa
Dan Bakkedahl ... Leo
Greg Germann ... Peter Penny
Ron Funches ... Jojo
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Storyline

Kevin Hart plays the role of Darnell--a family man desperate to get enough money to buy a house in a better area to benefit his family's well-being. He is hired by James (Will Ferrell), a wimpy stock trader who is about to go to prison for 10 years, to prepare him for life behind bars. The catch is that James thinks Darnell is an ex-con--not because Darnell told him that, but because James just assumed. Written by The Twiz

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Taglines:

An education in incarceration See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Hard See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,803,253, 29 March 2015

Gross USA:

$90,411,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,711,453
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Hart once auditioned for Saturday Night Live (1975), a show which prominently featured Will Ferrell. See more »

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When James is talking to the guys in the park that he is supposed to start a fight, the shadow of the boom mic moving is visible on the trees behind him. See more »

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Darnell Lewis: You know what? I got something to say to you all since I'm guessing this is the first time you've been forced to listen to a black man. You know maybe you guys should just calm the fuck down. Black people ain't tryin' to hurt you. I mean technically I am right now but that's only because of what you were trying to do to the white guy. Think about that. Google "I Have A Dream" assholes.
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Written by Bruce Hornsby, Deon Evans and Tupac Shakur (as Tupac Amaru Shakur)
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Not funny, but clever!
28 March 2015 | by RamascreenSee all my reviews

With GET HARD, I was bracing myself for sitting uncomfortably through a movie that was going to be racists and full of gay and dick jokes, constantly bombarding me and to a certain extent, racism is a big chunk or GET HARD's jokes, but it's mostly at the expense of rich people's ignorance toward minority and vice versa. And I never thought I'd ever say this about a Will Ferrell movie, but GET HARD is clever and I'll explain why.

Will Ferrell plays millionaire James King who's nailed for fraud and he request the help of the man who washes his car, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prepare him for life behind bars. That's essentially the plot for GET HARD. Quite simple and straightforward. The humor isn't always funny, the racist jokes aren't always spot on. It would've been one thing if they were, after all comedy almost always gets a pass for everything, so I wouldn't have been easily offended either, but what GET HARD lacks in its ability to get you to even chuckle, it makes up for in its clever concept.

To me, GET HARD is a satire on the one percenter, in one of the scenes, Will Ferrell's James King tells Kevin Hart's Darnell Lewis that hardwork, not handouts, pay off. But then there's another scene in which Will Ferrell's James King teaches urban black folks how to play stocks correctly and create wealth for themselves (even though the business they're in is shady) and that to me goes to show the mindset that one percenter has, they quickly dismiss the rest of us as lazy, when in fact sometimes all we need is just an investment to get ourselves started, sometimes all we need is somebody to teach us how to create wealth as well. The skills that these few rich claim to have, can be taught, they can be shared, they can be distributed, there's nothing exclusive about them. I don't remember having seen a comedy that tackles that, so I find myself pleasantly surprised by GET HARD. If that doesn't get you impressed, then what can do the trick is GET HARD's many ways of re-creating prison scenarios. It may not crack you up but it's interesting to see how a Bell-Air mansion gets transformed into a prison cell, prison yard and much more and they utilize the maids, the gardeners, the servants, posing as prison inmates, it's very creative.

Will Ferrell is in his usual self, butt naked, crying loudly and hysterically, I really can't get myself laughing at his being himself anymore, and Kevin Hart, the man who pretty much fills the void that Eddie Murphy left behind, is also in his usual self, banking on his being short, black, and a fast-talker, and so GET HARD pretty much presents all you already know about both Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, but the concept is a hidden gem.

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