I don't even know where to begin with this movie. I had pretty high expectations going in when I was invited to attend a sneak preview of this comedy written by Jordan Peele, Alex Rubens and starring the comedy duo Key and Peele.
What a great storyline. When you put an adorable little kitty as the focus of your plot how can you go wrong? Everyone wants Keanu, from drug kingpins, to hardcore gangsters to a regular guy trying to get over a break-up.
When fate delivers Keanu to Rell during a difficult time in his life, he finally has a purpose again. When his cousin Clarence comes over to cheer him up and sees Keanu he agrees he is the cutest kitten he has ever seen. After running some errands and returning home they find Rell's apartment ransacked and Keanu has been catnapped.
Rell's next-door neighbor (Will Forte) sends the pair on a journey into a world of drugs, guns and gangs.
With these two arguing over who acts more white than the other they have to quickly come up with alter-egos so their cover isn't blown and they can find out where Keanu is. They have to commit a series of felonies to try to get Keanu back, which proves to be harder than they think. It seems Keanu is so coveted that no one wants to give him up and it becomes an all out gang war with a fight to the death to determine who gets to keep him. Don't forget to pay close attention to the great homage they pay towards film and the unique way they do it.
That pretty much sums up the plot without giving away any spoilers, because I am a true believer in no spoilers, especially since Keanu isn't out in Theatres until April 29th and I can't wait because I'm going to see it again. I was actually laughing out loud during most of the movie and that hasn't happened for me since DeadPool. Key and Peele are really a great comedy duo and I hope to see more movies like this from them, maybe even Keanu 2: Reloaded. How many of you plan on seeing this movie?