Get Hard movie full length review - Defintitely worth watching if you're looking for a good laugh
Let's Get Hard Prison is a pretty hard environment to survive in. What is a white-collar, millionaire like James King (Will Ferrell) going to do if he goes to prison?
He is going to get raped or killed! James King is a wealthy stock trader who has Am a Gawd type of money as flawlessly described in his license plate of his Audi A-8. He has a beautiful wife, a humongous house, and works for his father in law. How can someone's life get any better than James King's? Well, even though he lives the life that people dream of living, he surprisingly gets sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud. His father in law Martin (Craig Nelson) tells James not to worry and he will do whatever he can to get him out of his situation. He claims that he is innocent, but no one believes him, not even his hot wife Alissa (Alison Brie). James had to come to terms that he will be going to San Quentin, so he hired Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for prison. The reason that James asked Darnell to get him ready for prison is because he assumed that he has been to prison just because he's black. Darnell washes cars at the company that James works for and knows absolutely nothing about what goes on in prison, except for what he knows about his cousin Russell (TI) and what he saw in the movie Boyz in the Hood. Darnell is broke and in desperate need of money to get his daughter out of the ghetto school she goes to, buy a new house, and start his own business. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Darnell agrees to get James ready for prison. Darnell tells James, "we do this, we do it hard," James replies, "I can get hard!" The director (Etan Cohen) did an excellent job with the story line. The story kept my eyes and mind concentrated on the movie the whole time. I never glanced at my phone, or even got up to go to the bathroom. Through-out the whole story, I could not stop laughing. I laughed so hard, that I was laughing through what was being said, and the second that I stopped and heard another epic line of the movie, I immediately started laughing again. . Although the movie does use crude humor, racial and homosexual stereotypes, and foul language it fit the plot of the story perfectly. Cohen used Will Ferrell's and Kevin Hart's comedic skills to make the whole movie hilarious and entertaining. Both Ferrell and Hard did an amazing job playing their roles as James and Darnell. Will Ferrell sounded like a brilliant money making machine, and Kevin Hart was awesome at acting like a white-washed, black, wannabe thug.
The whole movie was supported by tremendous cinematography, great movie backing music, proper setting, and costumes. The camera angles and the shots of the movie supported smooth transitions from scene to scene. Close-ups on Will Ferrell when he was saying something funny made the scenes more humorous. For example, when he was sitting on his vibrating chair, spilling wine on himself and crying. Also the scenes where he was getting closer to prison and they were showing his progress by bouncing from one scene to another. The music added more flavor to the ghetto representation of going to prison. They played great songs which represented the movie very well. The settings of the movie were mainly at Will Ferrell's house which was set up as a mock of what the prison setting would be like. They also went to the actual hood, which was great to show how someone who has really been to prison lives like. The costumes were outstanding. Will Ferrell dressed up like Lil Wayne when he was going to visit the hood, and his outfit was a replica of how black people dress.
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the whole movie, the only scene I would consider taking out is the fake prison riot. There were lights flashing, monkeys jumping, bottles breaking, and when the lights turn on Will Ferrell has a self made shiv stuck in his head. Although the scene was hilarious, it was a little too much. I don't think anyone can survive a car ride to the hospital with a knife stuck to their head. However, the way the scene was acted out by the two stars fit into the movie perfectly. More directors should use there actors talents to make scenes better than they are set out to be.
The movie was extremely entertaining, hilarious, and definitely worth watching. Anyone who is looking to laugh and enjoy Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart at their absolute best should watch Get Hard. While watching the movie, I was hoping that it would keep going and keep me laughing. I was upset when the movie ended, so I made a promise to myself to buy it as soon as it comes out to Blue Ray so I can watch it over and over again.