Ride Along: Review

Ride Along, pairing Ben (Kevin Hart) and James (Ice Cube) in a buddy cop movie with a difference.

Ben, a high school security guard, wants to marry Jame’s sister. James is a cop. Ben has yet to win James’s respect, so they strike a deal. Ben will ride with James for one day on patrol as a cop. If he makes it, he can marry Angela (Tika Sumpter).

James does all he can to scare Ben, to bore him,and to get him into situations that will put him off and have him running home. As the story progresses, each of the pair will be forced to take a look at themselves, and face their faults. Only then can they overcome those and work together when a new challenge arises, putting both James and Ben in danger.

Buddy cop movies are a dime-a-dozen, and it takes one with great on screen chemistry and comedic timing to make things work, and Ride Along pulls this off.

It’s an action packed comedic ride, that tells a story of friendship and family.

Ride Along opens 21 February 2014 on South African screens.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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