James King Will Ferrell is an extremely wealthy hedge fund manager, engaged to his fiancée Alissa Alison Brie . His car washer, Darnell Lewis Kevin Hart is married to his wife, Rita and is trying to put their daughter Makayla in a better school away from the bad neighbourhood they live in. James meets Darnell when the latter accidentally frightens James in the parking lot because he assumed Darnell was going to rob him, when he just wanted to give him his keys. James makes a speech about how he got to his success, and to inspire Darnell to go for his. He pulls out a big wad of cash, <more>
only to pull out two singles as a "tip" for Darnell.Alissa hosts an engagement party for herself and James. She gives him an electric guitar as a gift, and she invites John Mayer up on stage to perform. James performs alongside Mayer momentarily until the cops storm in and arrest James for fraud and embezzlement. James's lawyer Peter Penny urges James to go for a guilty plea, but he refuses and insists that he will be exonerated. Instead, everybody that lost money in the embezzlement scheme is out for James's head. The judge finds him guilty and sentences James to ten years at San Quentin, with only 30 days to get his affairs in order. His assets are frozen and he is placed under house arrest. He cuts off the ankle bracelet and tries to flee the country. He drives to a country club to get Alissa to go with him, but she says she has left him and decided to move on. The police then show up and arrest James, who asks his boss and Alissa's father Martin Craig T. Nelson for help.Darnell encounters James once more in the parking lot, expressing his fears over going to prison. He asks Darnell how he managed in prison, simply assuming he was incarcerated because he is black. James then begs Darnell to teach him how to toughen up if he wants to survive in prison. Darnell demands payment in the form of $30,000, which James agrees to.Darnell, who has little idea of how to act tough himself, tries to put on a facade of his own to convince James that he can show him how to prepare himself. To start his "training", Darnell pepper-sprays James upon arriving to his home. He tries to get James ready for prison by intimidating with his "mad dog" face James can only "sad dog" it , creating scenarios in which he must defend himself, and picking fights at the park only for James to be beaten multiple times . James gets in touch with Martin and says he's getting help. Martin, who is the actual crook, thinks James is onto him and orders Peter and a hired gun named Gayle to take care of business.With little time left and even less improvement, Darnell figures that James has to learn how to perform oral sex in prison. They go to a gay hook-up spot for James to find a man to give a blow job to, but can't go through with it and tells Darnell in front of the other curious and interested gay men that he will keep going and do whatever it takes to "get hard." James starts to work out harder and faster, makes shivs, and learns "keistering" - smuggling contraband in the anus. Darnell simulates a prison raid with the help from James' personal workers acting as inmates. In the chaos, James gets a shiv stuck in his head. Darnell drives James to his home for Rita to get the shiv out. He has dinner and listens to Darnell make up a story of how he went to prison which is just a retelling of Boyz N The Hood . Rita asks Darnell why he can't just find the real criminal to help James.Mere days before his incarceration, James and Darnell resolve for James to join a local gang, the Crenshaw Kings, to protect him in prison. James dresses in a ridiculous outfit that gets unwanted attention. Darnell's cousin Russell T.I. runs the gang and isn't convinced that James can pay him and knows that Darnell is lying about prison. James does help the gang gain interest in finance and stocks. Darnell drives James to a bar where the Allegiance of Whites gang is. James is unable to be a convincing racist, leading the white supremacists to think he's a cop. They nearly burn his face with a motorcycle tire until Darnell rescues him by bursting in with a flamethrower. Darnell realises James is innocent and they conclude that Martin is the crook. They sneak into his home and find the embezzlement records on Martin's old computer. Unfortunately, Gayle finds them and takes the computer back after telling James that Darnell has a clean record and never actually went to prison. Despite his earlier misjudgement of Darnell previously being in prison, James feels betrayed and leaves the parking lot.James returns to the Crenshaw Kings with the intention of joining. For his initiation, they want him to kill someone. Darnell arrives in time to stop him and convince him to catch Martin and expose him. The two find Martin's yacht and sneak on board. They grab the computer, only to come across Gayle and more hit men.Several funny and adventurous incidents happen then till the end.I absolutely enjoyed watching this great,funny and adventurous movie."Get Hard" is a must see movie for all adults and teens.
Hilarious! One of the best Comedy's I've seen! (by theminecrafttrollergirl)
I had recently seen this movie with my mother and before I left to see the movie I looked at the reviews for this movie on IMDb and most of them were awful! I actually got scared to see the movie thinking I might waste my money, but this was simply not the case.This movie was so freaking funny that me, my mother, and almost everyone else in the audience were balling over laughing. It was so hilarious! I definitely want to see this again, the only reason I'm giving this movie a 9 is because the plot and the ending alike is quite predictable. But besides that it was fantastic. However yeah <more>
there are some discrimination/ racist jokes/comments in there but honestly it's a comedy! It's not suppose to be taken seriously! They have gotten all of the commonly known stereotypes and embraced them and made fun of them, people get so Butthurt about this. It's suppose to be taken lightly. But as I said This movie is comedy gold, This is truly Will Ferrell and Kevin hart at their finest and funniest. Good luck to them and their career, and have a great day, oh, and SEE THIS MOVIE.
Another Instant Will Ferrell Classic!!! (by Pumpkin_Man)
Will Ferrell has always been one of my favorite comedians, and Kevin Hart has been growing on me the past few years. Both of them together was a laugh riot! I'll admit, it started out a little slow, but got immediately better once they team up on screen. Obviously, this movie isn't trying to win any awards. It is what it is, just a plain ol' funny silly laugh out loud gross-out comedy to enjoy with your friends, so don't judge it too harshly. There are quite a few racist jokes, so if you're easily offended, stay away. Ferrell stars as James King, a rich businessman who is <more>
wrongfully accused of tax evasion. He's given 30 days to get his affairs in order. He soon hires Darnell Hart to prep him and get him ready for prison even though Darnell has never been to prison What follows are hilarious and awkward situations like faking a prison riot, starting fights with strangers, and much more. If you love Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, I highly recommend GET HARD!!!
Get Hard is a rock solid blue comedy (by princemilo)
If you're offended by pasty white asses, full frontal male nudity and ridiculous vulgarity, do not bother with Get Hard, the funniest film I've seen in a while. This film declares its intent in the title and its opening frame, right after James King played to perfection in a vehicle designed for Will Ferrell cries his eyes out – more about that in a moment. Will Ferrell is a divisive figure. There are people who find him hysterical I am unabashedly in that camp and those who just don't see what's so funny. Again, if you're in the latter camp, don't try this film <more>
to figure it out. It's unapologetic Will being Will from reel to reel. Life is perfect for white man James King. He's a one percenter and about to become elite amongst even that slim group with his latest promotion to partner in his soon to be father in law's Craig T. Nelson investment firm. His fiancée, Alissa Alison Brie declares that he needs to have everything, including her body in every white way possible. He has no idea of the meaning of the silver spoon lodged in his mouth, espousing ridiculous platitudes about the value of hard work in front of all of those "beneath" him.On the flip side is Darnell Kevin Hart . He's short, black and broke. He has a lovely wife and an adorable young daughter, who unfortunately goes to a very dangerous elementary school in South Central L.A. because Darnell can't afford the down payment on a house in a better area. It is this heart that makes Darnell immediately likable and grounds James' antics. Darnell owns a mobile car wash for executives inside of James' building. His need of James' money is obvious – and hilariously rebuffed. When things quickly go south for James and he needs something from Darnell, the backlash is equally hilarious. The odd couple setup is obvious and extremely well played, proving, once again, it's more important to execute than try too hard to be original. And, for the record, I'm also in the camp that everything is derivative see "everything's a remix" for more , so when it comes to where to place one's effort, it should be in For a moment, I saw shades of an excellent comedy from about thirty years ago, Trading Places. Get Hard goes an entirely different direction and it's not nearly in the same class as Trading Place. But for front line, punch you in the face, over-the-top comedy Get Hard delivers the goods. There are few taboos the film won't touch – racism, homophobia, class-ism to name a few. Comedy has the ability to skewer, shed light upon and potentially even heal some of these ills. No, I'm not saying this film is on par with Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, but, for the type of comedy it is, I was impressed by how well it plays the white/black divide angle with more nuance, intrigue and, dare I say it, poignancy than I've seen in a while. Homophobia gets a strong and positive tweaking, too, in Darnell's developing friendship with a gay man after a howlingly funny training scene at a local gay hot spot. For how homosexuality is often viewed in large parts of the popular black culture, it was a big deal to see Darnell having a legitimate, caring friendship on the screen. But enough attempts at convincing. It's a silly, low-brow, rude comedy by design. To complain about it for being such is like being mad at crocodile for biting. They don't hide their teeth – and neither does Get Hard.
I went into this film thinking that it would be just a dumb comedy, which I happen to love; however, the film exceeded my expectations. It does have funny stupid humor, but there is also an unexpected vulnerability in the two main characters.Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart both portray good guys that are in bad situations. Kevin Hart's character, Darnell, has his own business, but bad credit and lack of savings keeps him and his family living in a rough area. Will Ferrell's character, James, has it all--beautiful fiancée, tons of money, lovely house. Sadly, James is framed for <more>
embezzlement and is sentenced to 10 years in a maximum security prison. Darnell, for a price, becomes James' tutor for prison life and hilarity ensues.Even more than hilarity, James and Darnell start to genuinely care for each other. Their bromance is one for the books. The two actors have great chemistry and an awesome height difference. I would totally watch another movie with these two, especially if Will Ferrell does Capoeira again.I also give points for originality. I have seen a ton of movies in my life, but none were someone gets tutored for prison. Plus, the tutorial is so elaborate and well planned.Based on chemistry, comedy, creativity, and Capoeira, I definitely recommend this film!
This is the funniest movie I have seen in awhile. I haven't gotten laughs like this since Hall Pass. To enjoy this movie it could help to be familiar with the rap scene such as watching Boys in the Hood as there are a lot of references to the movie. It is also offensive so you need to know what to expect. I love offensive humor so this was perfect for me. Will plays a self absorbed racist billionaire who is trying to learn how to survive in Prison. Kevin plays his usual character acting like he knows prison and teaches Will the ropes. I'll say Kevin short jokes "jumping to <more>
see" are getting old and Genital shots are getting old.
I wonder if what the critics don't like about this movie is that it is actually clever, funny and vulnerable. I am glad I resisted the critic reviews and saw it. The performances by all actors are genuine. And of course there is just enough physical comedy and absurdity to make it silly in a good way. Don't listen to the crusty old curmudgeons its a fun movie to watch. Some of the jokes are actually intelligent and you have to know a little about what is going on economically and racially in the Country to really get them. The only thing that I find puzzling is in every movie that has <more>
biker gangs, they never seem to get them right. They always portray them cartoony that was the only thing that I found disinteresting and only because of aesthetics. Its a cute comedy. Don't be turned away by the crusty critics
LOL funny - covers all the current stereotypes (by phd_travel)
This comedy covers lots of current criminals and racial and class stereotypes. It's quite laugh out loud funny throughout and more clever than crude. Watch out for lots of unexpected one liners. Of course there are some crude moments - what comedy doesn't have them but I think it is more relevant and funny than the Seth Rogan type comedies. After a rising fund manager millionaire gets arrested and convicted of fraud, he hires a black man to get him ready for prison. Will Ferrell is good and makes some painful moments bearable. Kevin Hart is good too not over doing it - his <more>
"prison yard" scene is well done. Alison Brie of Mad Men is surprisingly alluring as Will's girlfriend. John Mayer makes a small cameo. You have the white white collar criminal - fund manager of course, black ex prison gang members, neo Nazi white supremacists, gays. It's funny in each different situation especially teaching the gang members about finance.One of the funnier comedies in recent years.
This movie was a movie I wanted to see so many times and i felt I wouldn't actually get chance to see this film, but finally I got chance to see it and it was perfect for what I expected off this titleThe acting was brilliant off 2 actors that I felt worked perfectly together, will Ferrell playing a character that was in need of a brain but also was out of touch worked perfectly and Kevin hart seemed totally at home in the role that he was casted in.The story was OK with the chance of seeing will in training and trying to adapt to a different culture and lifestyle rather funny and <more>
entertainingIn summary this film is meant to be a comedy that delivers exactly what we expected of it, not intended humor but enough to keep a smile on your face all the way through, definitely worth seeing