SXSW had no shortage of big studio comedies making a bow this year. Judd Apatow‘s “Trainwreck” (our review) and Paul Feig‘s “Spy” (our review) both got great reviews and some strong buzz, but not everything that hit Austin was an insta-hit. The upcoming “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart screened and while audiences enjoyed it, critics were far less kind, with our own review noting the film’s obsession with prison rape jokes derailing the effort. But Warner Bros. hopes audiences turn out anyway, and these six clips will give you a good idea if you’re ready to roll with this one.
To recap, the movie follows a convicted CEO who hires a low-level underling at the company he runs, to teach him the ins and outs of thug life, under the assumption that the man has served time behind bars. Of course, he hasn’t, and what follows is a lot of hijinks with two people who have no idea about what actually goes on behind bars throwing stereotypes back and forth.
“Get Hard” opens on March 27th. Watch below.