For five seasons, Key & Peele was one of the funniest shows on television, a beautifully produced sketch comedy series that was literate and lewd, silly and sly, observational and controversial. Now, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key look to continue that legacy with Keanu, which already looks like a frontrunner for one of 2016’s funniest movies.
Goofy jokes? Confrontational racial comedy? Gun battles? Drugs? The cutest kitten in the history of ever? Yeah, the new Keanu red band trailer has it all.
Keanu looks like a Key & Peele sketch stretched to feature length and it’s hard to find anything wrong with that. Peele plays a man who takes solace in a kitten, who he names Keanu, after going through a tough break-up. When the cat is stolen by gangsters, he teams up with his friend (Key) to get the cat back at all costs. Think of it as a strange comedic inversion of John Wick.
As you would expect from any red band trailer, this thing has enough violence and language and adorable kitten cuteness to render it NSFW. So wait until you get home or plug in your headphones and watch it on the phone in a toilet stall or something.
Keanu, which also stars Gabrielle Union, Will Forte, Nia Long, Rob Huebel, and Method Man, opens on April 29, 2016.