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Get Hard (2015)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 March 2015 (USA)
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When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

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Etan Cohen

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Jay Martel (screenplay), Ian Roberts (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... James
Kevin Hart ... Darnell
Craig T. Nelson ... Martin
Alison Brie ... Alissa
Edwina Findley Dickerson ... Rita (as Edwina Findley)
Ariana Neal ... Makayla
Erick Chavarria ... Cecelio
T.I. ... Russell (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Paul Ben-Victor ... Gayle
John Mayer ... John Mayer
Jon Eyez Jon Eyez ... Big Mike
Nito Larioza ... Jaoa
Dan Bakkedahl ... Leo
Greg Germann ... Peter Penny
Ron Funches ... Jojo
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Storyline

Kevin Hart plays the role of Darnell--a family man desperate to get enough money to buy a house in a better area to benefit his family's well-being. He is hired by James (Will Ferrell), a wimpy stock trader who is about to go to prison for 10 years, to prepare him for life behind bars. The catch is that James thinks Darnell is an ex-con--not because Darnell told him that, but because James just assumed. Written by The Twiz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you need a hand to get hard. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get Hard See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,803,253, 29 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,411,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,811,453
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Darnell is Kevin Hart's middle name. See more »

Goofs

When James is talking to the guys in the park that he is supposed to start a fight, the shadow of the boom mic moving is visible on the trees behind him. See more »

Quotes

James King: I'm not trying to appropriate your culture.
Darnell Lewis: That's great. I'll tell the others.
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Soundtracks

Jason Bourne
Written by Ricky Luna (as Ricky "Shockbit" Luna), Jonathan Keyes, Max Matluck and Samuel P.K. Smith (as Samuel PK)
Performed by Blind Scuba Divers
Courtesy of Lava Music/Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I guess I have to get hard on this failed comedy
16 August 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

There are multiple echoes of past comedies in "Get Hard", ranging from the Eddie Murphy movie "Trading Places" to the Rob Schneider movie "Big Stan". But I've long learned that there's often not a lot of originality to Hollywood movies. What really mattered was if the movie managed to be funny. Sad to say, I didn't find that the movie worked. This is not the fault of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart - they do give it their all with their performances. It's just that the script isn't very well written. For starters, there's not a terrible amount of plot. The movie spends far too much time with Hart's training Ferrell to "get hard", so much time that eventually the supposedly wacky lessons get tedious and boring. (This movie should have been a LOT shorter.) As you might have guessed from that last statement, the various attempts at humor are not very successful. Quite a few of the gags border on bad taste (there's rampant homophobia and racism), and a number of more are simply so predictable and familiar that you won't laugh. There are a lot worse comedies out there, I guess, but even in comparison to them this movie comes across as very flat.


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