Review: Get Hard, 2015, dir. Etan Cohen


“When do wry race jokes stumble over the line and devolve into straight-up racism? People like Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor and Louis C.K. have proven that color barriers can indeed be funny, but only because those barriers beg to be broken down. Etan Cohen, director and co-writer on Get Hard, can’t even plant a single respectable bênção on racism’s ugly face, but give the guy credit for trying. It takes chutzpah to tackle the subject for mainstream audiences today, particularly on the entertainment stage and perhaps especially through the lens of a studio comedy. What he lacks in insight he almost makes up for in moxy (and an endless supply of dick jokes).” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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