By Bonnie DeShong
The night I went to see Kevin Hart’s new live comedy concert film What Now I was at the end of a very stressful, messed up day. All I wanted to do was go home and get under the bed covers. I couldn’t do that because I had made the commitment to see the screening of the film. I am so happy I did.
About 20 minutes before the actual film begins, what I thought was going to be previews turned out to be a mini-film starring Kevin Hart as Agent 54, a James Bond type character; Haley Berry as his girl Friday, Don Cheadle as Don Cheadle, and many other great cameo appearances. The audience couldn’t believe they were seeing these top stars acting in a skit like this. This little film is a good lead into the comedy concert. We were already laughing and I was beginning to feel my shoulders relax a little.
The main event begins and Kevin pops up out of the stage in the Lincoln Financial Field in his hometown of Philadelphia to a record breaking crowd of 53,000 people. For the next hour and 20 minutes Kevin walks the stage, sits on a huge toilet seat, proclaims that the story he is about to tell is a “True Story,” and has all the ladies saying “Orangutan, really?” Once you see it you will understand.
Most of his jokes hit the mark; some don’t but his delivery is hilarious. I love it when a comedian laughs at his own jokes and it really is funny.
What Now is not for children. It is strictly an adult film.
By the end of the film I had laughed at Kevin Hart and the people around me who were laughing at Kevin Hart. I left the theater relaxed and in a good mood. The evening was well worth it.
SPEND THE MONEY and see KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? in the theater. It is worth the price of admission, popcorn, and drink.
Until next time keep your EYE to the sky!
Bonnie DeShong is one of the Entertainment Reporters for the Chicago and Gary Crusader Newspapers. To read her entertainment column and movie reviews visit www.garycrusader.com, or visit Bonnie’s Eye on Entertainment at www.chicagonow.com. Bonnie’s Eye to the Sky, Inc.