Monday, May 2, 2016


Director Peter Atencio’s Keanu is a delightful comedy about Rell, a recently jilted stoner (Jordan Peele), whose life changes for the better when a kitten shows up at his door.

Unfortunately, a few underworld figures (Method Man and Luis Guzmán) are also fond of the cute Keanu and, when he is stolen, Rell and his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) go on a quest to get the kitty back.

Thanks to the script by Peele and Alex Ruben the convoluted story works, but varies from being very funny to having scenes that go on too long and lose their humor, as well as the film’s pace.  One could blame Editor Nicholas Monsour, but he was, probably, overruled by Writer/Producer/Actor Peele.

Still, the film is worthwhile for anyone with a sense of humor and I give Keanu a 3.4 out of 5.

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