Kevin is throwing a celebration party, but guests tell him that he has changed since his divorce. He tries to explain himself, but they will not let him, so he decides to do a show at Madison Square Garden letting him explain, which sold out with 30,000 people. The film also shows performances of his sold-out shows from all around the world..
Ain't Lookin' Back
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Chix Chat on Film Review: Comedic powerhouse
Kevin Hart has taken his comedy to a new level with Let Me Explain. He doesn't just open with the back stage preparation (and customary prayer) prior to performing his newest stand-up routine, he gives the audience a mini feature film complete with the set up for all the issues currently plaguing him in the media, and the backlash that he gets from the public and the people around him. Mr. Hart's star is definitely on the rise, with a hit television show and a number of feature films forth-coming, he said it best on the BET Awards 'turnt up'! He showcases his success in the film by cleverly taking the audience on a ride along with him and his entourage as he tours Canada and the United Kingdom to sold out venues providing some insight into his popularity outside the US. It seems that he is a global hit not simply a well-known comedic powerhouse to just Black America. The jokes were smart and funny and were delivered in such a manner that I was rocking forward with laughter. The profanity was excessive and in some cases unnecessary for the stories being told to be humorous, but Kevin Hart's approach to comedy is much like many of his predecessors Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock who have grown out of an environment in which the language was a part of the norm of everyday life, so it's only fitting that the profanity is infused throughout the routine. I get it, but more prudish ears may find it somewhat offensive, especially the use of the N-word, which punctuated every narrative. The fare in this film is definitely not for consumption by small children. After hearing the jokes about so many aspects of his personal life, his divorce and his children I left the theater feeling as if I knew Kevin Hart just a little bit better. His tale of the possibility of being touched by the homeless gave me a whole new perspective of how important the boundaries of personal space are. Having a significant enough following to be able to fill seats in a theater is an impressive feat for any entertainer especially a stand-up comedian. This was an entertaining film, it was funny and engaging. The running time was 75 minutes which seemed to fly as in 'time flies when you're having fun. I give it a green light.
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