RELEASE DATE:April 29, 2016
STUDIO:New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
MPAA RATING:R (for violence, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity)
SCREENWRITERS:Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key
STARRING:Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Nia Long, Will Forte
[divider]Keanu is a film starring the comedic team of Key and Peele. It was written by Jordan Peele and a member of the writing team from Key and Peele’s highly popular sketch comedy show. It’s a familiar fish out of water story where two not so gangsta guys have to make it out of various hood situations. It’s formulaic in it’s story but Key and Peele bring their distinctive brand of funnies to the execution so that it’s nothing short of entertaining.
The jokes are funny. The funny men give their fans a taste of the familiar with a call back one of their most popular sketches (see if you can figure it out when you see it). The jokes hit for the most part but a few (very few) fall short. Is it a comedy classic ? I think not. But will it make you laugh ? Yes, yes it will.
Any movie that can incorporate George Michael in to the whole movie in great and varied ways is OK in my book. The jokes are funny and consistently hitting you throughout. The kitten Keanu adds a fun cute factor that had burly men in the theater going “awwww!!!” whenever he hit the screen.