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Let's Go To Prison

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Chi McBride, Will Arnett, ...
Let's Go to Prison: Chuck Hode

Let's Go To Prison

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
84 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/17/06
performer:
Will Arnett, Dax Shepard, Dylan Baker, Michael Hitchcock, Chi McBride
director:
Bob Odenkirk
distributor:
Universal
author:
Robert Ben Garant, Michael Patrick Jann, Thomas Lennon
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D

A jailhouse comedy is not going to be funny if it doesn’t work past all the mossy chestnuts regarding lockup: the bad food, surly guards, shanks, skinheads, rapes, showers, license plates. It’s hard to get laughs out of stuff that devolved into parody 10 or 20 years ago, which helps explain why Let’s Go to Prison is nearly laughless. Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett plays a rich prig unfairly incarcerated. You’re eager to see him sprung, not because he wins you over with charm or gumption, but because when he gets out, so do you.