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Dax Shepard (EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH) stars in this prison comedy as John Lyshitski, a lifelong petty criminal who is all too familiar with the criminal justice system. For Lyshitski, prison is a second home where he knows all the rules and runs the show. After being released from his most recent jail stay, Lyshitski decides its time to avenge the man responsible for it all. But to his horror, Lyshitski learns hes been freed just moments after the death of his nemesis, Judge Biederman. Needing someone to take out his grudge on, Lyshitski sets his sights on the judges son, Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett). A well-groomed, high-powered executive who verges on uptight, Biederman looks like he wouldnt make it through one night in a jail cell. But as the result of Lyshitskis tricky maneuvers, Biederman finds himself sentenced to several years in a penitentiary that would intimidate even a seasoned criminal. Proving just how far hell go for revenge, Lyshitski also gets himself arrested so that he can make his targets life a living hell. LETS GO TO PRISON is what youd expect from a prison comedy. Beyond the usual rape jokes and fist fights, the film finds humor in jail cell decoration, toilet wine, and unlikely bonds between inmates. Dax Shepard shows off a slightly different side than he has in other films, and though not nearly as impressive here as on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, Will Arnett is likeable enough. Chi McBride delivers some laughs as Barry, a teddy bear of a man who is after Biedermans heart (and backside) in several shower scenes. While LET'S GO TO PRISON may be set to stand in the long shadow cast by other Odenkirk works such as MELVIN GOES TO DINNER and MR. SHOW, the director does manage to deliver a light look at the usually dismal world of the incarcerated.
Writer: Ben Garant
Producer: Marc Abraham, Matt Berenson
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Chi McBride, David Koechner, Dax Shepard, Dylan Baker, Michael Shannon, Paul Young, Will Arnett