|Get Hard (2015)|
|Rating: 6.1/10 (51,376 votes)
Director: Etan Cohen
Writer: Jay Martel (screenplay), Ian Roberts (screenplay), Etan Cohen (screenplay), Adam McKay (story), Jay Martel (story), Ian Roberts (story)
Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie
Runtime: 100 min
Released: 27 Mar 2015
|Plot: 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.|
James King (Will Ferrell) is an extremely wealthy hedge fund manager, engaged to his gorgeous gold-digging fiancee Alissa (Alison Brie). His car washer, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), and his wife, Rita, are trying to put their daughter Makayla in a better school away from the bad neighborhood they live in. James meets Darnell when the latter accidentally frightens James in the parking lot. 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, only to give 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 invites John Mayer onstage to perform. James performs alongside Mayer momentarily until the FBI 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 his ankle monitor 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, Alissa’s father, Martin (Craig T. Nelson) for help.