Film News: Ride Along Starring Kevin Hart & Ice Cube Makes History


Director, Tim Story


Ride Along Starring Kevin Hart & Ice Cube

The lighthearted comedy starring rappers Ice Cube and Chocolate Drizzle, better known as comedian Kevin Hart, made history this past weekend. The Tim Story directed film grossed $48.6 million dollars at the box office. Not only did this film garner the top spot at the box office, it is the highest earning for any movie release in January. This amazing opening weekend number is no surprise to those familiar with his previous films. His work includes: Fantastic 4, Barbershop, and Think Like A Man just to name a few.
His current film centers on Kevin Hart’s character Ben, desiring to win the affection of APD detective James, played by Ice Cube. Although Ben’s job title reads high school security job, his level of professionalism and brute force should not be taken lightly. Desiring to marry James younger sister played by the talented Tika Sumpter, Ben volunteers to go on a ride along with James. The well bedecked APD detective obliges and takes Ben on the ride of his life, hoping to scare him away and dismiss his proposal for his sister’s hand in marriage. However, things quickly go left as these two knuckleheads find themselves stranded in the most dangerous neighborhood in their city.
This movie marks Kevin Hart’s arrival as a full-fledged movie star.  Although he usually steals the spotlight with his gregarious sense of humor, this is his first film role in which he co-stars. In his past roles he has been touted as a supporting character. Kevin, Ice Cube, and Tika and director Tim Story have once again proven that films starring actors of color can and do fare well at the box office.
If you are looking for a movie that will get you laughing, be sure to check out Ride Along, in theaters everywhere.

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