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
Martin's (Craig T. Nelson's) computer is an early IBM PC, released in 1981. It could be an effective weapon to Darnell (Kevin Hart) at the yacht fight, because its weight is twenty-five pounds. See more »
Before Martin's yacht disembarks, all fenders are brought aboard. After Mayo & Chocolat leap onto the yacht, another shot shows two fenders are again next to the boat in the water. See more »
[stands naked in his garden]
[sees his gardener staring at him]
Buenos diaz, Cecil!
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Written by DJ Mustard (as Dijon McFarlane), Ty Dolla $ign (as Tyrone Griffin), B.o.B. (as Bobby Ray Simmons Jr.) and Clarence Montgomery III
Performed by Ty Dolla $ign (as Ty Dolla $ign)
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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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