I didn’t realize how popular comedian Kevin Hart was until I learned that his new stand-up film, Let Me Explain, was being released July 4th weekend, a competitive time for summer movies. Also premiering that week? Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger.
This is actually a pretty good spot for Let Me Explain. Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger are geared more toward families, so there will be people eager to see something more adult. (Remember how well Magic Mike did last year?) And Hart has a huge number of fans–he has over 7.5 million Twitter followers–who will take refuge from the heat and laugh in a cool, darkened theater.
The adult tendencies of Let Me Explain, which covers Hart’s 80-city, 10-country comedy tour, are in full display in this red-band trailer, which you can watch below.