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Let's Go To Prison (2006) A jailhouse comedy is not going to be funny if it doesn't work past all the mossy chestnuts regarding lockup: the bad food, surly guards,… 2006-11-17 R PT84M Comedy Will Arnett Dax Shepard Dylan Baker Michael Hitchcock Chi McBride Universal
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Let's Go To Prison (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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Chi McBride, Will Arnett, ... | JAILHOUSE CROCK Arnett (left) and Chi McBride do their time in Prison
Image credit: Let's Go to Prison: Chuck Hode
JAILHOUSE CROCK Arnett (left) and Chi McBride do their time in Prison
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Nov 17, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Will Arnett and Dax Shepard; Distributor: Universal

A jailhouse comedy is not going to be funny if it doesn't work past all the mossy chestnuts regarding lockup: the bad food, surly guards, shanks, skinheads, rapes, showers, license plates. It's hard to get laughs out of stuff that devolved into parody 10 or 20 years ago, which helps explain why Let's Go to Prison is nearly laughless. Arrested Development's Will Arnett plays a rich prig unfairly incarcerated. You're eager to see him sprung, not because he wins you over with charm or gumption, but because when he gets out, so do you.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints