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Thursday, March 26, 2020

There's a raunchy buddy-cop comedy coming to Netflix next week — and it's set in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 2:57 PM

click to enlarge Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Ed Helms in Coffee & Kareem. - JUSTINA MINTZ, NETFLIX
  • Justina Mintz, Netflix
  • Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Ed Helms in Coffee & Kareem.

Looking to join the ranks of great films set in the Motor City like RoboCop, True Romance, 8 Mile, and Only Lovers Left Alive is Coffee & Kareem, a new Netflix exclusive starring Ed Helms and Empire star and Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson.

OK — so, maybe this raunchy buddy-cop movie isn't gunning for a top spot in the pantheon of classic Detroit movies, but it might make us forget about this dystopian hellscape we're currently living in.

Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) stars as James Coffee, a bumbling Detroit cop in the throes of a new relationship with Vanessa Manning, played by Henson. Meanwhile, her 12-year-old son, Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) is all but pleased with his mother's new mustachioed gentleman caller.

“Pig stuck his dick in the wrong blanket,” Kareem says.

So, in an attempt to cut him out of the picture, Kareem attempts to casually hire some criminal fugitives only to unknowingly uncover a massive criminal enterprise. Can you see where this is going? An action-packed, expletive-fueled life-or-death chase through Detroit ensues.

Though not many recognizable Detroit spots or landmarks are featured in the trailer — save for the Detroit skyline and a glittering Michigan Avenue strip club, Club Venus — we suspect this movie might leave us with a tinge of nostalgia considering, you know, we have no idea when we'll be able to rage in Detroit again.

For now, we have movies.

Coffee & Kareem will begin streaming exclusively on Netflix starting Friday, April 3.

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