Kevin Hart’s new documentary ‘Don’t Fuck This Up’ is amazing. I cannot say enough great things about it. This docuseries comes at the perfect time of the year when we all should take inventory of ourselves and our lives.
I watched all six episodes back to back and I can tell you my entire impression of Kevin has changed. I wasn’t a big fan. I respected his art, but he was not someone I necessarily cheered for.
The series followed him through all of 2018 up until and after the Oscars debacle.
He was hired to host the Oscars but dropped out after homophobic tweets written by him resurfaced. And he stayed busy with projects including The Secret Life of Pets 2, and Jumanji: The Next Level (which just opened).
The fallout professionally is catastrophic.
The personal degradation he enters in to is even worse.
There is an old adage that when you see someone act crazy and out of pocket, look at the what lead to that road. Well, you see it all. The series addresses his infidelity in a tasteful, but truthful way. It takes on a more poignant meaning when you realize how it all ties in to how he grew up.
Netflix chronicles it all (that September car accident that resulted in severe injuries, requiring surgery and lots of rehab, is not included) in a six-part docuseries about his life, Don’t F**k This Up.
You discover that he has a team that is amazing, but pulls no punches. You see a side of Kevin that few us get to see. You see a man that is prone to knee reflexive actions.
You see a man, in all his brokenness, striving to be a husband, father and son.
In a world that does not value our Black men, it is important that we see someone of Kevin’s stature show evolution, contrition, compassion and growth. That comes across in the docuseries.
I really suggest that if you haven’t seen it, you sit down and watch it. It is worth the time and energy and reflects on the constant evolution of who we are as people.
It is truly binge worthy, inspiring and encouraging.
Sit down and watch. I promise you will get something out of it. If you are not reflecting and thinking things through at the end of series, go back and watch it again.