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Hart is the comic equivalent of a journeyman musician with a lot of clever licks and one good trick. Once you've seen it, you have little appetite for more.
A couple of adornments - one before the concert footage, one after - flesh out this funny, profanity-heavy movie nicely.
A vanity project, sure. But Hart is one painfully funny little dude.
Compact comic Kevin Hart completed a wildly successful 90-city tour this year and he's got the movie to prove it.
The problem with paying big-screen prices for a stand-up special is that you really have to like the comic to feel you're getting your money's worth.
Thankfully, Kevin Hart's Laugh at My Pain lives up to only half of its title: it is certainly all about the laughs.
Brace yourself to laugh as much at the irreverent funnyman's profane language as at his pain!
Kevin Hart, Himself: When I left, I took all the backs to her earrings yeah I don't want the earrings I just want the backs. You could put them on but you're gunna fuckin lose them without the backs. I suggest you buy a pack of pencils, and get it poppin with those fuckin' erasers bitch.
"Alright! Alright! Alright!"
Not unlike Katt Williams comedy special, Kevin Hart brings us more than just standup in Laugh at my Pain. At the beginning, the movie has a sort of documentary feel as we go to Philadelphia with him and learn about his childhood. Then it goes into his standup and wraps up with a sort of Reservoir Dogs parody that was pretty awful. His standup routine is good, but the parody wasn't good. Then we see a Larry King interview with his dad, which was somewhat funny.
Just like any other comedy special movie, you know whether you're going to like it before you watch it. If you like Kevin Hart, you'll like the movie. If you don't like him, you won't like it. I happen to like Kevin Hart and love how he injects his personal life into his comedy more than the average comic, so I liked his movie. His standup is great and the little personal stuff at the beginning wasn't bad also.
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