In ‘Get Hard,’ the laughs are hard to find: 2 stars

March 26, 2015 6:00 PM

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In ‘Get Hard,’ the laughs are hard to find: 2 stars

I prefer Will Ferrell’s clueless buffoon character over his abrasive egomaniac one. Face it: You know it will be a variation of either of these whenever the fearless actor headlines a comedy.

And in the case of “Get Hard,” a “white guy hires black guy to prepare for prison” comedy, Ferrell plays a clueless buffoon who must pretend to be an abrasive egomaniac. That’s progress, right? Less progressive is the overall film, which relies on race or homosexuality for two-thirds of its punch li...

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