Me Time, directed and written by John Hamburg (Meet The Parents), pairs Hollywood powerhouses Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg in a chemistry-free friendship filled with slapstick comedy and hijinks. Hamburg is understood for his comedic work. The similar goes for Hart and Wahlberg, however the three mixed created one thing filled with sizzling air. Regina Hall additionally stars within the movie and is regulated to the background because the nagging important different. It’s truly spectacular how unfunny this movie is and that one should sit via each painful second till the credit roll.
The film opens with Sonny Fisher (Hart) and Huck Dembo (Wahlberg) celebrating the latter’s twenty ninth birthday in Moab, Utah. As anticipated, one thing wacky occurs to Sonny, thus setting the tone for his or her friendship. Fast ahead 15 years later, and Sonny is now a househusband who cooks, cleans, and is President of the PTA. His spouse, Maya (Hall), works as an architect and is the household’s breadwinner. Huck is having one other birthday gathering as he turns 44 and nonetheless hangs with individuals of their 20s. Sonny doesn’t wish to go as a result of he’s a household man now. However, everybody round him sees that he wants a break as a result of he doesn’t have a life exterior his household.
Maya decides to depart him dwelling alone whereas she takes the youngsters on trip and encourages him to take pleasure in life. He goes to the golf course, out to eat with buddies, and to the strip membership, however he’s not happy. When he lastly hyperlinks up with Huck, Sonny decides to hitch the birthday celebration. Huck hasn’t been truthful, although. He’s having cash issues and has harmful individuals trailing him. After being so cavalier about his social gathering life-style and frivolous cash spending, he introduced it on himself. This is when Sonny finds that the social gathering life isn’t all it’s cracked as much as be.
Me Time is a type of coming-of-age tales for middle-aged males. Sonny doesn’t know who he’s exterior the household, so he begins to discover what that could be. He embarks on a journey of discovery that ought to be hilarious however as an alternative is identical outdated schtick we’ve seen repeatedly from Hart and Wahlberg. There are just a few humorous moments, however it all seems like Deja Vu–you’ve seen these similar performances elsewhere in one other film, which leaves Me Time feeling unremarkable. There is not any substance, simply vibes, and it wouldn’t be such a chore if the film was enjoyable. Sure, there’s something to be stated in regards to the movie’s general theme of not judging a guide by its cowl or how one doesn’t must look far for happiness, however it’s buried underneath outdated gags and fart jokes.
Look, I don’t stroll into Kevin Hart movies anticipating something critical, however would have preferred to chuckle a few times. With Hamburg’s script and the flimsy performances from the principle forged, Me Time is one other movie current within the Hollywood vacuum quickly to be forgotten. It’s pretentious, dry, and 1-hour and 44-minutes of ME TIME I can’t get again.