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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Key & Peele Go Undercover as Ruthless Killers in an Upcoming Comedy

Okay, I still haven't seen a single episode of Key & Peele (I am hopefully making my way through my never-ending Netflix queue). But I keep hearing the sketch comedy show is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. So, naturally I was intrigued to learn that the comedic duo is coming out with a new movie...despite the fact that there's a kitty cat wearing a baseball cap sideways on the movie poster.

After looking checking out the trailer, I'm still a little confused about whether KEANU (no relation to the actor, from what I can tell) is a parody or a satire or what. But I have to admit, I did chuckle at a few perhaps non-plot related jokes sprinkled in the trailer. The idea of two black men who find themselves having to (unsuccessfully) portray ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a gang to reclaim their missing cat is...well, ridiculous. But enough for me to want to see more of it (in a "so bad it might be good" kind of way). Here's the full synopsis:

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.

Watch the trailer:

KEANU is in theaters April 29.


Karen said...

Looks kinda hilarious.

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