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Keanu (2016)

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When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through tough gangs, pitiless hit-men, and ruthless drug dealers who all claim him, to get him back. How hard can it be?

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Peter Atencio
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordan Peele ... Rell Williams / Oil Dresden
Keegan-Michael Key ... Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
Tiffany Haddish ... Hi-C
Method Man ... Cheddar
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Trunk
Jason Mitchell ... Bud
Jamar Malachi Neighbors ... Stitches
Luis Guzmán ... Bacon
Will Forte ... Hulka
Nia Long ... Hannah
Rob Huebel ... Spencer
Madison Wolfe ... Alexis
Jordyn A. Davis Jordyn A. Davis ... Belle
James Yeargain James Yeargain ... Donnie
Brittany Seymour Brittany Seymour ... Rachel
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Storyline

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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Kitten, please. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Keanu Reeves, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele would later star together in Toy Story 4 (2019). 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: Wordness to the turdness.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »

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I Don't Get Tired
Written by Kevin Gates (as Kevin Gilyard), Erika Hamilton, Nic Nac (as Nicholas Balding) and Mark Kragen
Performed by Kevin Gates
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Artist Partner Group, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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cute kitty but needs to be funnier
31 August 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Assassins (Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key) shoot up a drug factory. A kitty escapes. Rell Williams (Jordan Peele) is depressed after getting dumped by his girlfriend. He is lifted up by finding the kitty on his doorstep and he names her Keanu. His cousin and best friend Clarence Goobril (Keegan-Michael Key) needs to man up for his wife Hannah (Nia Long). Rell's home is ransacked and Keanu goes missing. Small time dealer Hulka (Will Forte) points the finger at a local gang. The guys take on gangster persona "Tectonic" and "Shark Tank". They meet Hi-C (Tiffany Haddish) and leader Cheddar (Method Man) who mistakes them for the assassins Allentown Boys.

Firstly, the kitty is really cute. The guys have great chemistry. The ridiculous premise is set up for outrageous humor. There are some cute laughs at times but it doesn't stay at a high enough level. It's funny skit material but it doesn't fill out. It's a little thin. The movie tries to add a couple of comedic performances from Will Forte and Anna Faris. They only really hit singles rather than home runs. The movie needs to be more ridiculous. It needs to take on the gangsta genre in a deeper way. The guys are capable of more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keanu See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,453,224, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$20,591,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,651,333
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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