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Keanu (2016)

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Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

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Rell Williams / Oil Dresden
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Clarence Goobril / Smoke Dresden
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Belle
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Rell's life is changed forever when a cute kitten comes to his door, and he names it Keanu. Unfortunately, one weekend later, Keanu is abducted by persons unknown. Now Rell and his cousin, Clarence, are men on a mission to find Keanu against the odds. Unfortunately, those odds prove to be perilously high as they find Keanu in the care of the ruthless gangster, Cheddar, and he will only part with him for a price. Now for that cute kitten, these two middle class bumblers find themselves neck deep in a dangerous alien world of drugs and gang violence with only their desperate audacity, creativity and sheer dumb luck giving them a chance to survive. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Wait 'til you get a load of meow. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for violence, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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29 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Cat Boys  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,453,224 (USA) (29 April 2016)

Gross:

$20,566,327 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Seven cats and kittens were used as the title character with each of the seven being rewarded with a case of Fancy Feast and an assortment of cat toys for their work on the film. Since Keegan-Michael Key is allergic to cats, he had to take a medication in order to interact with them. See more »

Goofs

In some early scenes where Keanu is running, the running cat is obviously older and larger than the kitten seen during the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Clarence Goobril: Listen, if you let us go, I might be able to get you into a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if they're not in a closed session!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening the Warner Brothers logo flies apart and becomes the New Line Cinema logo which then starts to glow like the sun. All this to ominous background music. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Ratchet & Clank/Keanu (2016) See more »

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Fuck Up Some Commas
Written by Future (as Nayvadius Wilburn), Gary Hill and Joshua Luellen
Performed by Future
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Far From Purrr-fect
8 May 2016 | by (Panama City, Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

Comedy is subjective. Trying to explain why something does or doesn't make you laugh is like trying to explain why you think certain foods are delicious; how do you make someone experience your experience? For example, the sketch show "Key & Peele", while often a smart satire on race and sex, was simply and inexplicably hilarious to me. On the other hand, Keanu, a film created and starring the same dudes, has (arguably) nowhere near the laughs. Despite some all-in comedic performances from two of the most talented guys around, it simply isn't very funny. Through a series of unfortunate events, two mild-mannered men go looking for a kitten and find themselves in the midst of a war between competing drug gangs. Key and Peele display the same comedy-in-sync-ness they became famous for, and they deserve a vehicle much better than this to display their skill. Unfortunately the movie itself never quite finds its balance. It's an absurdist comedy that feels both too absurd and not absurd enough. The plot is shoddy at best, and the shallow levels of character give way to whatever joke seems to be funniest at that moment. None of that would matter, of course, if I just found the movie more consistently funny. Not that it's devoid LOL moments; Key and Peele both have a knack for putting a twist on a line or a facial expression to give it an added layer of wit (i.e. how they act when they think they're about to be killed). Unfortunately, they have created such anticipation through years of brilliant TV work, anything less than wall-to-wall guffaws can be a disappointment.


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