STARRING: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, T.I., Alison Brie
Give Me The Lowdown:
James King (Ferrell) has it all. The perfect fiancée, the perfect house and a shitload of dollar bills. But when he’s framed for fraud and sentenced to ten years behind bars his world falls apart, leaving him to face a lot of questions. You know, life’s big questions. Like how to perform fellatio, which ethnic gang to join and how to scare off inmates who take a liking to his anal area.
King’s head exists in a millionaire’s bubble, so of COURSE he assumes straight-laced, struggling car cleaner Darnell (Hart) is a proper hard ex-con who can prep him for prison. (Because he’s black, duh.) So, with 30 days before King heads to the slammer, Darnell aims to work the situation to his financial advantage. Which involves him telling lies taller than the Burj fucking Khalifa.
Any Fucking Good Then?
It’s Will Ferrell, so you know what you’re in for – and this certainly doesn’t hold back on the rape and gay jokes. Lolz. But this isn’t simply another Anchorman or Step Brothers rehash. For every cheeky bum shot, there’s a spot-on political gag, though it is sometimes hard to know whether we should be laughing at the racial stereotypes or not.
Yes, it’s unsubtle, and yes it’s predictable (they milk the rape gag teat until the joke almost curdles), but Ferrell and Hart are dynamite together. And it’s bloody refreshing to see an original idea on our screens for a change. Pair these two up more often, please.
IN A NUTSHELL: Not Guilty
Star Rating: 3
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