Run Time: 100 min
Get Hard is a new comedy movie directed by Etan Cohen (not to be confused with Joel’s brother) and starring the hilarious duo of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Heading into this film, it was “hard” not to be excited with two of the funniest guys working in Hollywood right now acting alongside each other in the movie. I am a huge fan of basically all of Will Ferrell’s movies, including: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Elf, just to name a few. I would also describe myself as a Kevin Hart fan, although that is mostly due to his stand-up comedy work. As expected, these two comic geniuses delivered yet again, and Get Hard pretty much had me laughing out loud from start to finish.
James King (Will Ferrell) is a billionaire living in the San Francisco area of California, who managed to make his fortune by working as a wealthy hedge fund manager. Early on in the movie, he is arrested by the police for fraud and sentenced to ten years at the San Quentin State Prison. However, King is allowed a thirty day time period to ensure that all of his affairs are in order. In a desperate attempt to prepare himself for life in prison, King enlists the help of his car washer, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), who does everything he can to help him toughen up a bit, hence “Get Hard”.
As I mentioned earlier, Get Hard kept me laughing for the majority of its runtime, and any comedy that can do that is a success in my mind. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart were equally hilarious in their roles and I thought they had excellent chemistry together. No surprise, those two were definitely the driving point of this movie, however there were plenty other positives to this film. Like most movies of the genre, the story was nothing incredible, yet it was written well enough to keep things interesting throughout. Most of the jokes really worked for me and they were for the most part, clever and hilarious. That being said, I cannot recommend this movie to the light of heart as there is plenty of inappropriate, sometimes racist content. However if you can get past some offensive material, don't allow yourself to miss out on Get Hard; I can practically guarantee plenty of great laughs.