Get Hard

Disparate buddy comedies typically rely on opposites coming together — in the Odd Couple mold — but there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to bring two high-powered box office comedic

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Disparate buddy comedies typically rely on opposites coming together — in the Odd Couple mold — but there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to bring two high-powered box office comedic draws like, say, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, together — two guys with not exactly overlapping target audiences, right? This is what newbie director Etan Cohen (known for his writing work on Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3) sets out to do in Get Hard. It would seem that the best course of action would be to just let Ferrell — as a millionaire on his way to jail for 10 years — and Hart — as the black guy who will prepare him to avoid some of the nastier aspects of life behind bars — do their thing, but will Cohen be able to channel any degree of social satire out of this wack look at race or will Get Hard limp to a paltry and sadly inadequate box office finish? (Opens wide Friday, March 27) (R) Not screened in time for review

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