'Get Hard' is pure comic genius

March 28, 2015 12:39 AM

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Though “Get Hard's" paint-by-numbers script is merely serviceable, and screen writer/turned director Etan Cohen (“Tropic Thunder”) hasn’t a clue about what he’s doing, the ebony and ivory actors pull this comedy off. They’re so damn funny!

The story commences in two disparate parts of L.A.: In upscale Bel Air, James (Ferrell), a millionaire hedge fund manager, is about to marry his super-wealthy boss’s (Craig T. Nelson) shallow daughter (Alison Brie, "Mad Men"). In the working class neighborhood of Crenshaw, Darnell (Hart) lives with ...

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