Bacon gets up and attempts to shoot Rell, but Clarence runs him over. The pair take Diaz's cat Iglesias, but when they are momentarily distracted by policemen arriving, the cat escapes. All the cats were adopted from animal shelters in New Orleans and were trained by Payne and his colleague April Mackin, who had custody of the Keanu cats during filming. So maybe we should be thankful that Key and Peele's new movie works at all, rather than criticize it for being a safe, silly toe in the water. Two rounds of them, because the first round of kittens, uh, they had a growth spurt.
As the action unfolds, our noble cat retrievers also run into a lineup of nefarious characters played by guests including rapper Method Man and Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte. And they love to play dress-up. Note to cat lovers: The title character is played by seven kittens, all of them adorable even when they're not wearing itty-bitty do-rags. When the two return to Rell's house, they find the place has been ransacked and Keanu is missing. Was he at all worried you guys were mocking him? My only complaint is that I wish each episode was at least 60 min.
Who knows if he ever even heard about the offer. Good days or bad days, these guys make me laugh. Filming began on June 1, 2015, in , , and concluded on July 10. Starring Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Will Forte. Let ignorance be bliss, please. Cheddar has Keanu having renamed him New Jack and fitted him with a , and they ask for the cat.
Six months later, Rell and Clarence have only three weeks left on their jail sentences, but have commanded respect among the inmates — including the remaining Blips — for killing the Allentown Boys. Director Peter Atencio wanted to use the real kittens as much as possible, even during a shootout scene. To get the cat back, the nerdy dudes have to pretend to be violent offenders themselves. Guys, the water's fine — come on in. The two meet Hi-C, an attractive female gangster, who initially is skeptical of them but takes them to meet the gang's leader Cheddar, who mistakes them for the Allentown Boys. High-octane shenanigans and goofy one-liners ensue as Key and Peele go about their mission.
Meanwhile, the seventh cat was adopted by Keanu co-star. Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key take their sketch comedy to the big screen as they try to retrieve a stolen kitten in 'Keanu. Does the film ever explain why the cat is named after Keanu Reeves? Keanu is actually many cats. She promises to testify for leniency and agrees to go on a date with Rell after they get out of jail. But when a trailer for the film was released in February, Reeves changed his tune. So I told him about the movie and talked him through the story.
May these kittens' careers be long and fruitful. They're Key and Peele, but the movie treats them like Abbott and Costello. Ty Burr can be reached at. They're currently working on with Vine star King Bach and with Coraline mastermind Henry Selick. That scene ended up being cut from the final film. Also featuring , , and , the plot follows two friends who infiltrate a gang in order to retrieve their stolen kitten.
The duo can make you laugh hysterically before you realize you're bleeding. I was on Skype with him, and I spent an hour recording a bunch of dialogue. In May 2015, and joined the cast, with being added the following month. When Keanu goes missing, Rell goes searching for his new charge with cousin Clarence Keegan-Michael Key. When Cheddar attempts to shoot her, she kills him.
You might think that they couldn't possibly have trained the cats well enough to perform some of the more action-heavy sequences, but you'd be wrong. The movie plays as a weird surreal action movie. I was devastated when I realized that the last episode was their series finale. Faris invites them to play Truth or Dare, and dares Hi-C to shoot Rell. Some, for example, were better at running to a mark or sitting still during a take. Keanu had a couple of weird situations and no real interesting characters except one cameo. Rell, who is much happier after taking care of Keanu, takes Clarence out to see a movie, telling him he needs to loosen up and just be himself.
Method Man and Luis Guzman get less wiggle room as the movie's primary bad guys and the talented Tiffany Haddish even less as a gangsta love interest with a surprise or not up her sleeve. No amount of training could ensure that a cat would follow directions at all times, which made filming with the kittens sometimes unpredictable. Well, then today is your lucky day, because the trailer and Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's cat-centric kidnapping comedy-action movie Keanu just dropped, and it features pretty much everything you could ever want from a movie: gunfights, mini-van jokes, Method Man, and a freaking adorable kitten. But director Peter Atencio was able to figure out a way to incorporate the 51-year-old star into the film at the last minute. You can check out the hilarious trailer for Keanu although be warned it contains language best suited for private, non-workplace settings. The script is written by Peele and Alex Rubens, and that's its one tired premise: Nervous Norbert normals pretending to be tough-talking thugz.
And very sad this legendary series is over. A distraught Rell drags Clarence along to the next-door residence of his weed dealer Hulka, who reluctantly reveals that the 17th St. Bacon gets up again, but is shot and killed by Cheddar and the Blips. On their way out of the building searching for Keanu, Rell and Clarence run into the Blips; Cheddar has discovered their real identities when they refuse to shoot a kidnapped Hulka, and forces them to come along to a meeting with the Mexican drug cartel at its mansion in the morning. At first, he said no: No, Keanu Reeves did not want to partake in a movie about an adorable cat with his name. Rell's cousin Clarence comes over to cheer him up and meets Keanu as well. This is top shelf comedic brilliance in every aspect.