Saturday, 1 October 2016

Keanu: DVD Review

Keanu: DVD Review

Rating: R16
Released by Roadshow Home Ent

Propagated from an extended sketch by the feel of it, comedians Key and Peele try and fail miserably with this film that aims to send up gangs and sees one of the duo doing a Dwayne Johnson OTT impression.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who are nowhere near as street smart as they think they are. (One listens repeatedly to George Michael's Faith and Father Figure). When Rell's kitten Keanu is kidnapped, the duo infiltrate a street gang to get it back. And "hilarity" ensues.

Painful in many ways, Keanu's humour is scatter-shot at best (and perhaps better suited to anyone who's been drinking a lot) with many moments falling flat as the film drags on. Despite a cameo from an actress, the film's lacking in originality and while the kitten may be cute, the continued over-acting on Key's part as Clarence is grating.

One to be avoided at all costs, Keanu is nowhere near what it could have been.

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