- Props to Hart for being formidable in this “dramatic” role and still being funny
- And not using an over-the-top personality he sometimes uses in his comedic roles
- Now his serious acting wasn’t good at some points and it seemed like he was being jokingly serious. But the other times, he was fine
- Hart playing a father and trying to be serious in those called for moments wasn’t working for me
- The catheter scene was the funniest
- When Phillip (Bryan Cranston) and Dell (Hart) start getting more comfortable with each other, the movie started to loosen up
- Hart’s comedic side started to take over more than his “serious” side
- I thought the stealing of the book ordeal would cause a big rift between Phillip and Dell but when Phillip found out, nothing happened
- It came and went
- Maybe Phillip assumed Dell would steal from him since Dell was a criminal
- Phillip fires Dell over some girl not liking him smh
- Not cool Phil….not cool
- The father-son dynamic between Dell and his son was teased as being a big element in the story but the film never committed to delving into it seriously
To Sum it Up: The screen presences of Hart saved this from just being a weak attempt at being an uplifting story about second chances
RATING: Might Stream
P.S. I have returned to my rating scale that I used to use but with a slight update. There are four different levels. Below is each level in order from best to worse and what each one means.
Must Own = A movie that is so good that I must add it to my Blu-ray collection when it comes out.
Would Accept as a Gift = I enjoyed the movie but don’t necessarily have to buy it (especially if I don’t have the funds to) myself but I would take it if someone bought it for me.
Might Stream = A movie that if I have the urge to watch again then I’ll just stream it from somewhere
Never See Again = Very simple. I don’t want to ever see this movie again.
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