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“You want to never get pulled over again, you drive an inconspicuous family vehicle.”

Clarence Goobril

Key & Peele deservedly leap to the big screen but lack the feline grace to land on their feet in this amusing but overstretched comedy. The premise — two regular guys inadvertently stumbling into gang warfare whilst attempting to recover a very cute kitten — is ridiculous and largely irrelevant. Peele co-wrote the script and his eye for divergent black culture is clear, particularly in a scene describing George Michael to black youths as a hood icon. However, after the third time we return to the same joke, one is left wondering whether Key & Peele’s comedic talents are best served by short-form absurdity without the distraction of an overarching plot.