Let's Go to Prison

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Released 2006

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Director:
Bob Odenkirk
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
Let's Go to Prison is a 2006 comedy directed by Bob Odenkirk. The film focuses on how far someone is willing to go to seek revenge. John Lyshitski is a criminal loser. Due to his illegal behavior and terrible luck he has spent the majority of his life behind bars. Recently released from prison, Lyshitski seeks out the judge, Nelson Biederman III (David Darlow) who was responsible for the majority of his sentencing. Lyshitski has revenge on his mind, but is disappointed to find out the judge has passed away. Feeling defeated, Lyshitski turns his attention to the deceased judge's son, Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett). Lyshitski sets in motion a series of events that ends with the younger Biederman in jail. Seeing the perfect opportunity for revenge Lyshitski manages to have himself sent back to jail also. Now white-collar Biederman has to manage surviving jail with an unknown enemy manipulating the situation and making his life in jail harder.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    It takes a while to realize that this is actually a sly, very funny comedy, one that stays admirably deadpan every time you think it's about to veer into gross-out territory.

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Unlike the vast majority of rude bigscreen comedies these days, "Prison" may actually improve with repeat viewings, since its best aspects are offhand enough to be missed the first...

  • 25

    Entertainment Weekly

    Nearly laughless.

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    sarcastic characters, gay couple, illegal activities, facing danger, isolation from society