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Times for Carmike Jefferson Pointe were not provided to The Journal Gazette; these listings were compiled from the theater’s website and are subject to change.
Carmike Jefferson Pointe: 11:30 a.m. and 1:35, 4, 6:30, 8:45 and 11:10 p.m. today and Thursday
movie review

Comedian brings the funny

‘Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain’

“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” essentially repackages one of the comedian’s sold-out stand-up sets at Madison Square Garden, so there’s an understandable compulsion to want to dislike the movie. It feels like a shameless cash grab, especially in light of the fact that, as the film helpfully relays, Hart greeted capacity crowds at massive concert halls everywhere from Oslo to Vancouver during his 2012 tour.

And yet, there’s a reason for all the ticket sales (not to mention the movie roles, Saturday Night Live hosting duties and “Real Husbands of Hollywood” gig); Hart is difficult to dislike.

The routine itself is fast-paced and mischievously funny, provided you have a high threshold for vulgarity. The stage seems set for a rock star, with Hart’s name spelled in bright lights behind intermittent blazes of fire. Exploding onto the scene in a black leather shirt, Hart dives into his dirty laundry, airing details about his divorce and confessing to a propensity for telling lies.

Watching the show on screen doesn’t have the same kinetic feel of being in the audience of a live show, but it’s certainly easier on the wallet. It will be good for Hart’s bank account, too, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

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