Inspired by You Are Going to Prison
, counterculture chronicler Jim Hogshire's 1994 survival guide for the soon-to-be-incarcerated, Bob Odenkirk's romp through the ups and downs of life in the big house actually does get funnier as it progresses — but it's not really a recommendation to say that the movie hits its stride shortly before the end credits. The real trouble lies in the first 45 some-odd minutes, which range from tedious to flat-out repellent. Three-time loser John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard), who's been in and out of prison since he was 8, has a plan to make life a living hell for Judge Biederman (David Darlow), who keeps putting him away. Unfortunately...