Me Time is an exclusive comedy on Netflix that stars Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg. It came out back in 2022 and I have been meaning to watch it for quite some time. To me this is kind of a relatable story as the characters in the movie actually fit my age demographic. I don't really know why it took me so long to check it out.
The movie starts off with a big birthday party for a character named Huck. He's the best friend of the main character Sonny. The two have been inseparable since they've been kids. They grew up together and despite their polar opposite personalities the two remained best of friends.
As the two have polar opposite personalities it's understandable that the two would have different trajectories in their lives. Sonny became a stay at home father. He's very diligent in keeping all the home affairs in order and getting the kids all set up for school.
Huck on the other hand is a free spirit. He's out looking for thrills and having a great time. Anytime there's a chance to have a party he's going to go over the top and celebrate it. Sonny starts realizing that he can't keep up with Huck anymore so he's distanced himself from him for a number of years.
The catalyst of the movie starts when it seems as though Sonny is too tightly wound and needs some alone time. He needs some time for himself to relax and find himself again. His loving wife and children go off to his parent in laws while he gets to have fun. Of course, being the comedy relief, this doesn't go according to plan.
This movie is sprinkled with a lot of dad humor throughout the movie. Rightfully so as it is clearly geared towards that target audience. I thought the jokes were quite funny. Some of them were pretty ridiculous with a few potty humor jokes along the way. Is it die crying laughter? That's a definite no. It's still a good time though.
The characters are a lot of fun and have a very welcoming appeal to them. It doesn't hurt that they're played by famous actors as well. It feels welcoming as some would remember TGIF characters way back in the 90s. That's a reference that a lot of people will not get anymore.
People in their late 30s and into their 40s will recognize a lot of archetypes in this movie. I think a lot of us know know people that are just like some of these characters. There were some relatable things that happen throughout this movie. In some ways I could even see myself fall into similar scenarios as our characters in this movie. Nothing as extravagant as this but something similar.
They do seem to live very affluent lives that not a lot of us can afford. They could have played upon that for a few jokes. I think that would have separated this movie and made it more of a standout. It doesn't poke too much fun at itself when it could have in many instances.
Overall, this was still a pretty fun watch. Watching this movie felt like you were watching a friend tell a tall tale of their adventures. This won't really appeal to a very wide audience but it sure as heck did appeal to me. It's unfair because I'm the target demographic for this movie. I'm glad I got to check it out and that's why I have to give this movie a 6.5 out of 10. Not for everyone but if you're in the demographic give it a try.