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Like Amy Schumer before them, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are making the leap from Comedy Central sketch show to major motion-picture comedy. On Key & Peele, they frequently flexed their genre-skewing muscles, so it’s no surprise that their first feature, Keanu, is a take on the everyman-in-a-dangerous-situation action movie. Keanu may be the name of the cat-napped kitten that sets their plot in motion, but it’s also a nod to Keanu Reeves, no stranger to the kinds of films that inspired the former MadTV stars.


Keanu opens nationwide on April 29, but The A.V. Club and Warner Bros. Pictures have an opportunity for you to see it for free on April 27. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.

“Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.”

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