Netflix users search for ‘hidden messages’. Time with myself thanks to a tease from Kevin Hart.
The new comedy, out Wednesday (September 1), stars Hart as a stay-at-home dad who reconnects with an old friend (Mark Wahlberg) for a weekend of crazy antics.
Shortly after its debut, the film topped the streaming service’s most-viewed charts around the world. Despite this, the film made both actors break a highly undesirable Rotten Tomatoes record.
Now, in a new Instagram post, the actor teased: “Make sure you go check it out. It’s a funny movie with quite a few hidden messages!!!!! Go watch it now dammit!!!!!”
Accompanying the caption was a video in which Hart, who also produced the film, shared a specific message explaining why he wanted to star in the film.
Hart’s character in the film is seen looking after the children while his architect wife, played by Regina Hall, goes to work – which the actor claimed “changes the narrative” around the “assumptions” about his dynamic gender.
“Make sure you go check it out,” he captioned it, telling his followers: “It’s a funny movie with lots of hidden messages! Go watch it now dammit!!!!!”
In the video, he said of the film, which is currently the most watched title on Netflix: “It’s a good time to tell you why the film was made and one of the important messages that I felt you should take away from the film .
“I wanted to do something that highlights the world of men, black men and fatherhood – to show in a positive way the man who embraces the world of the home, participating in the lives of their children at the highest level, but at the same time enhancing the conversation of of a woman embracing the world of work, chasing her dreams and having a man who is willing to say, “You do you. I’ll take care of my house.”
Hart said that starring in the film, which he described as “changing the narrative,” was a “great opportunity to do a little twist and change what I think comes with a high level premise — that it’s always a one-way street, right? That women are the ones who support men and that it’s never the other way around, but it is.”
He ended the video by saying: “This Time with myself it was about – it’s about showing that side and having two conversations: one, about the career-driven woman, and the other, about the father who’s invested in his household.
Time with myself is currently available to stream on Netflix. Find the full list of every movie and TV series being added in September here.
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