Review by Paris Jade
Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg bring you Netflix’s latest comedy film: Me Time. Sonny (Kevin Hart) is a stay-at-home father whose life revolves around his children. After years of spending time with them, he finally gets time alone while his wife, Maya (Regina Hall), goes on a trip with their kids. He reconnects with his childhood friend Huck (Mark Wahlberg) for a crazy and unforgettable weekend birthday bash.
A comedy starring Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg just seems right. Nothing could go wrong with it, and nothing did. It was absolutely entertaining the whole way through. It was hilarious, and the antics continued to grow as the movie went along. The plot itself is very simple. It’s not hard to grasp at all. The setup felt like it took just a little too long, as a good portion of the movie felt like you were watching Sonny be a good father. However, the fun begins when Maya and the kids go on their trip. There are several jaw-dropping, hilarious moments in the film that you will never see coming, which make it all even better.
One specific actress absolutely stole the show in the mere 20 minutes that she was in. Ilia Isorelýs Paulino’s character Thelma was incredibly hilarious, and the actress herself stole my attention anytime she was in a scene. She had the best lines and reactions to Sonny and Huck. She deserves praise for her performance, and everyone should be on the lookout for this up-and-coming actress. An honest shame she isn’t in the film for longer. Other than that, the performances given by our main stars were great, as if anyone would ever doubt their deliveries. Hart and Wahlberg are talented at what they do, and I expect nothing less than greatness from them. They will have you laughing for several minutes of the movie.
Me Time is your classic, simple, semi-raunchy comedy. If you like these types of films, you’ll find yourself enjoying it. However, it’s not something for the family, so maybe don’t sit your kids down for movie night with this one. It’s not my first choice when choosing a good comedy movie, but if you are looking for something new and are a casual Netflix user, go ahead and watch this. I guarantee you’ll laugh a few times with Me Time.
Watch Me Time only on Netflix, out August 26.