Kevin Hart (as Ben Barber) is a wanna be policeman dating a real policeman’s (Ice Cube as Detective James Payton) sister.
The deal Payton makes with Barber is that he will get his blessing to marry his sister if he proves himself during a one day “Ride Along”. Making life difficult for Ben, James asks the dispatcher to give them all the 126 calls, which are apparently disorderly conduct type calls, and a pain in the ass.
James wants Ben to fail.
Unfortunately for James….Ben manages, through a hilarious set of circumstances, to save the day. Oh….is that a spoiler? Nah, you know what is going to happen from the first second, but, you don’t know how it all comes about.
We went to see this because we love Kevin Hart. We were not disappointed. He was fantastic, frenetic, and hilarious. Ice Cube was more subdued. Like Martin’s deadpan to Lewis’s crazy antics. There are some parts that were totally hilarious even though you knew they were coming (like when he shoots the shotgun in the trailer…..). It was also full of surprises and somewhat heartwarming.
Kevin Hart is a frenetic Robin Williams.
Great movie….must see. There is a reason why it has been #1 for three straight weeks…
For more information go to IMDb. We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark theater.
Drive Safe! Never forget.