AN EDUCATION IN INCARCERATION.
Wealthy hedge fund manager James King (Will Ferrell) is going to prison for embezzlement; terrified of what that’s going to be like, he hires a black car washer (Kevin Hart) to teach him the ropes. A very contrived comedy that tries to be provocative and make fun of prejudice toward gays and African-Americans, but fails to do it in a smart way and gets bogged down in tasteless, unfunny jokes. Ferrell and Hart do what they can to liven it up, but it’s a pairing that should have been a lot more amusing.
2015-U.S. 100 min. Color. Directed by Etan Cohen. Cast: Will Ferrell (James King), Kevin Hart (Darnell Lewis), Craig T. Nelson (Martin Barrow), Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, T.I… John Mayer.
Trivia: Co-produced by Adam McKay and Ferrell.