In Get Hard, an affluent financial trader, James King (Will Ferrell) finds his seemingly perfect world turned upside down when he is accused of fraud. Though he pleads innocence, he is unable to make his case in a justice system now viewing corporate types as the enemy. He is sentenced to ten years in San Quentin, a maximum security prison in which James wouldn’t last one day in. Out of options and desperate to survive his ten year sentence, James turns to the only man he knows who has been in prison, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart).
Darnell agrees to teach James how to “get hard” before his sentence in 30 days, in exchange for $30,000. What’s the catch? Darnell knows as little about prison as James does.