Taglines: An education in incarceration.
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.
Get Hard is an American buddy comedy film directed by Etan Cohen (in his directorial debut) and written by Etan Cohen, Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. The film stars Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, Craig T. Nelson. The film was released on March 27, 2015 to negative reviews but was a financial success, grossing over $105 million.
Directed by: Etan Cohen
Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Ariana Neal, John Mayer
Screenplay by: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts
Production Design by: Maher Ahmad
Cinematography by: Tim Suhrstedt
Film Editing by: Michael L. Sale
Costume Design by: Shay Cunliffe
Set Decoration by: Gene Serdena
Music by: Christophe Beck
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive crude and sexual content and language, some graphic nudity, and drug material.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 27, 2015