Let's Go to Prison 2006 R CC

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When white-collar Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett) winds up in the state pen with mischievous cellmate John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard), all hell breaks loose.

Starring:
Dax Shepard, Will Arnett
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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Let's Go to Prison

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Bob Odenkirk
Starring Dax Shepard, Will Arnett
Supporting actors Chi McBride, David Koechner, Dylan Baker, Michael Shannon, Miguel Nino, Jay Whittaker, Amy Hill, David Darlow, Joseph Marcus, Nick Phalen, A.J. Balance, Jerry Minor, Mary Seibel, Susan Messing, Jim Zulevic, Bill McGough, Bob Odenkirk, Bert Matias
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

This movie is very funny and entertaining.
mighybri248
Basically, the whole movie is about life in jail and how this man tries to make the judge's son have a horrible time in prison.
Krystal
I really like this movie, plus I'm IN it so of course I'm gonna like it.
A. Franklin

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Melian Daily on January 16, 2008
Format: DVD
When I saw the barely-advertised trailers for this movie I thought it looked beyond idiotic and unoriginal. I mean, how many comedies can you make about being in prison that don't cross-reference the same jokes (i.e. prison rape, prison gangs, prison fights, sociopathic warden, etc.)? I didn't get around to seeing it until it was on DVD and I only gave it that chance because my best friend saw it and told me it greatly amused him.

The final verdict: dry, quirky, and slow-paced humor isn't for everyone, but those who can appreciate comedic build-up and a unique twist ending would REALLY enjoy this. Amidst the negative reviews I was happy to see there were others like me who "get it" as in it's not really meant to be a laugh-out-loud riotfest but more like... Napoleon Dynamite. Subtle & slow yet obviously funny because it's ridiculous (which is so much harder to accomplish well and I think both films do so wonderfully).

The three principle actors worked really well together. You come to like them all better as the film progresses, which was cool because at first all you see is an immature jerk, a spoiled prissy brat, and an overpowering man-buying love-fearing rapist. Dax's character has a certain cruel charm but it was Chi & Will (a.k.a. Barry and Lil' Pisces) who stole the show. Every scene with those two was just nailed, I wished there were more.

If you liked Will Arnett in Blades of Glory, I think he's infinitely better in this movie! Just give it a chance!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Gagnon on November 13, 2008
Format: DVD
Fantasic Flick! Laughed my tail off from beginning to end. I have some experience with the dept of Corrections, and really understood the humor. I was surprised at how many things they added (toilet cabernet, cell decorations) etc. From the poor publicity I didn't expect much, surprise!! I'd rate this movie 5 stars +, true genious!Let's Go to Prison (Rated & Unrated Versions)053803: Life at Fifteen
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael B. Mctighe on March 1, 2012
Format: DVD
You'd expect a movie called Let's Go to Prison to be a dumb as a box of rocks. From the exterior of the box and previews (which no one saw anyways) you'd expect this movie to be like a direct to video American Pie installment that attracts it's audience by making fun of midgets and showing boob. You'd be wrong.

The movie is actually very good, and in many ways, very bold. The movie makes light of scenarios that are actually quite scary. One of the prison inmates, Leonard, is played straight by Michael Shannon. He's as sadistic and remorseless as you'd expect, he's even given a very somber and serious backstory where he kills his father with a hammer. His character probably would've fit right in on the show OZ. A truly well developed and unique character for a comedy.

The two main characters played by Will Arnett and Dax Sheppard have good chemistry. Dax attempts to seek revenge on Will Arnett's character because Arnett's father in the film is responsible for Dax's many trips to prison. While the environment plays off Dax's revenge as almost college style hazing, it is very brutal. Dax pimps out Will to a rather large and deluded inmate played by Chi McBride. As Will Arnett's psyche breaks down, he and Chi McBride form a very awkward and sexual father-son relationship. The movie definitely uses the surreal nature of being imprisoned to it's benefit, and doesn't pull it's punches.

The end of the movie is a bit rushed. It seems as though the writers have an excellent plan for how to develop Will's character once in prison but were unaware of how to bring him back into the 'real world'. The film would benefit immensely from a tighter ending. Aside from that it's definitely worth checking out if you can appreciate the film's twisted sense of humor. I know I did.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert E. White Jr. on February 12, 2010
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One of the funniest movies ever!!!! I laughed so much I had to drop a deuce!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S on March 7, 2013
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I know that there are a lot of bad reviews about this movie, but maybe people are expecting too much? IDK, it's just a silly comedy, take it for what it is. All I know is that I laughed throughout the entire movie, so that makes it good for me. (I had already seen this movie before and like it, that's why I purchased it$
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward D. Coe on January 31, 2008
Format: DVD
I thought this was funny. It's not knee slapping hilarious. It doesn't make you think about the larger context, and the plot is pretty inane. However, if you like quirky comedies, like Arrested Development or any Will Farrell movie, this is for you. If for nothing else, I'd watch this movie for Chi McBride's character. Nothing makes a prison movie funnier than a giant gay black man that sounds like Barry White. In McBride's own words, "Prepare to be Woo-ed."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PWA on June 27, 2013
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I had low expectations before first seeing this movie. The plot seemed likely to be a slapstick comedy. Instead, it is a rather smart observation on unintended consequences, with lots of dry humor. Dax Shepard is outstanding as the droll protagonist/ narrator. Wil Arnett and especially Chi McBride are insanely funny. A lot of profanity, some drug use, and gay humor (nothing explicit) if that matters to you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ray on November 14, 2011
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Bought this movie used for very cheap. I have ssen it about 5 or 6 times already, but decided to get it to share with others. It really is surprisingly quite funny. I really didn't think too much before I watched it, but now I could just watch it over and over again.
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