‘Get Hard’: Perhaps the year’s most obnoxious movie (Our grade: D)

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Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart star in “Get Hard,” which played at SXSW.
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart star in “Get Hard,” which played at SXSW.

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart star in “Get Hard,” which played at SXSW.

Will Ferrell has built his film career on being an everyman (“Old School”) or a naïf devoid of self-consciousness (“Elf,” “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” this list goes on).

In Etan Cohen’s “Get Hard,” Ferrell goes with the latter, but adds a patina of ultra-rich entitlement as investment banker James King. King lives in a Bel Air mansion and is the sort who does naked stretches in front of the mortified help. In spite of an age difference that might make a few audience members mumble, “Wait, what?,” King is about to marry his boss’ rich-kid daughter (Alison Brie; her dad is Craig T. Nelson).

» Read full review on MyStatesman.com | Find showtimes for “Get Hard”


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