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Let's Go To Prison You'd think Arrested Development's Arnett, director Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), and the minds behind Reno 911! would produce a...Let's Go To PrisonComedyPT84MR You'd think Arrested Development's Arnett, director Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), and the minds behind Reno 911! would produce a...2007-03-02Dylan BakerMichael HitchcockChi McBrideDylan Baker, Michael Hitchcock, Chi McBrideUniversal

Let's Go To Prison

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Will Arnett, Dax Shepard, Dylan Baker, Michael Hitchcock, Chi McBride; Director: Bob Odenkirk; Author: Robert Ben Garant, Michael Patrick Jann, Thomas Lennon; Release Date Wide: 11/17/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 84; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Universal

You’d think Arrested Development’s Arnett, director Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), and the minds behind Reno 911! would produce a prison comedy that’s…what? Riotous? Rule-breaking? But Let’s Go to Prison’s script is stale, Odenkirk can’t settle on a tone, and Arnett and McBride are in thankless-role lockdown.
EXTRAS The superior alternate ending suggests that someone in a suit imposed the existing overcooked wrap-up. Odenkirk’s lo-fi chat with the soundtrack’s funk musicians (Reggie McBride, James Gadson, and more) thankfully presents Ray Parker Jr. as more than just the Ghostbusters guy.

Originally posted March 2 2007 — 12:00 AM EST

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