AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 25 – May 1: KEANU

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324941id1_Keanu_AdvanceUnrated_27x40_1Sheet.inddOpening April 29, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Keanu, the new comedy from director Peter Antencio (TV’s Key and Peele) about two friends who attempt to recover a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang. Written by Alex Rubens and Jordan Peele, the latter of whom also stars alongside Keegan Michael Key (the popular pair, of course, play Fargo’s hilarious FBI agent duo), the screenplay makes the most of the comedic talent of the naturally funny pair, along with their super-cute feline co-star. Read on…

A mix of slapstick and more restrained humour, Keanu is an easy, breezy start to this summer’s viewing schedule.

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panelists Comments:

Candice Frederick: With Keanu, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key take their wildly popular comedy genius to the big screen.

Anne Brodie: As it appeals to my silly side, I am keen to see Keanu, of course and how Fargo’s FBI agents, Peele and Key manage it.

Film Details:
Title: Keanu
Director: Peter Antencio
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Running Time: 98 minutes
Language: English
Principal Cast: Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael Key, Will Forte, Nia Long
Screenwriters: Alex Rubens, Jordan Peele
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Principato-Young Entertainment
Distributor: Warner Bros
Official Site & Trailer

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Thelma Adams, Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Candice Frederick, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Perri Nemiroff, Sheila Roberts, Liz Whittemore, Jeanne Wolf.

Other Movies Opening the Week of April 25 – May 1, 2016

Edited by Sandra Kraisirideja, Associate Editor

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Nikki Baughan

Nikki Baughan is a London-based freelance film critic and features writer. Formerly editor of both Film Review and movieScope magazines, Nikki is currently contributes to various print and online publications, including Screen International, BFI, The List and Film Divider.