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Worth seeing alone for Keanu's undeniable cuteness and the way the soundtrack beautifully meshes George Michael's "Freedom" with Future's "Fuck Up Some Commas." Pop rock and trap never sounded so good. As for the film as a whole, I wish it were a bit more consistently funny and didn't go for the usual "nigga" and penis jokes, yet Key and Peele wind up making a buddy comedy that never fails in basic entertainment.
Co-writer Jordan Peele seems to have crafted this film as a showcase for friend Keegan-Michael Key, who quite handily steals the show as a buttoned-up, middle class dad suddenly thrown into the world of organized crime. Even if it never reaches the level of the best Key & Peele sketches, "Keanu" proves plenty funny and unpredictable - and, weirdly enough, a fitting tribute to George Michael now that he's passed away.
I'm the opposite of most people. I like cats and don't like kittens. Of course they gave Keanu a mysterious disease which means he will always be a kitten. Setting up for a sequel. More cuteness to follow. How twee. Blech.
'Keanu' never feels intuitively funny, and it's uncommon now to see an insulated comedy that doesn't rely heavily on cameo's - though the one that does pop up made me happier than Murray's in 'Zombieland'. However it is whip-smart when it's constructing and deconstructing Black identities as social constructs, from 'gangsta' to George Michaels. Plenty of chuckles but never really tries on the action front.
Is it a 90-minute Key and Peele sketch? Yes. Did I crack up every time I saw that kitten and/or heard George Michael in the soundtrack? Also yes. The trailer was misleading in that it made me expect a little more screen time from the cat; but overall it was a decent comedy.
Love the show, but this 90 min film felt like 2 hours. Wish it was more centered around just getting Keanu back, felt like it meandered everywhere. Just about every scene was too long and it lacked propulsion, on top of having some odd direction choices at times. Though, Key and Peele are still plenty funny and it's rounded out with a nice supporting cast. Still, probably needed a couple more drafts, and more kitty.