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Monday, January 14, 2008

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & Nights - from Hollywood to the Heartland

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Vince Vaughn takes four comics on the road trip of their lives, touring 30 cities in 30 nights, they drive across America, putting these stand-ups on the map.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Vince Vaughn, John Caparulo, Ahmed Ahmed, Bret Ernst, Sebastian Maniscalco, Peter Billingsley, Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell, and nationwide fans of Vince Vaughn.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! Unless you don't like things that are funny.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: A lot. Sometimes at the comedians doing their acts on stage, sometimes at the comedians being themselves off stage, but for me the biggest laugh came from watching a kid in a Hurricane Katrina Camp laugh uncontrollably when he realized he was talking to the kid who played-- are you kidding me? I'm not going to ruin the biggest laugh for you. Go see the movie. (Hint: the kid will be wearing a bright blue t-shirt)

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Could do... they go through the south, just as Katrina is hitting-- oh, and one of the comedians might have to go back to waiting tables when the tour is over, so that's kind of sad, "I just went on a month long road trip across America with Vince Vaughn... so would you like fries with that?"

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: In the ongoing competition amongst comedy features of late, I think it has narrowly beat out, Talledaga Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, in the Longest Title category.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: They're all playing themselves, but here I go... Vince Vaughn really is similar to the characters he plays, only in real life he's also respectful, respectable, and kind of like a father figure-- wise, mentoring, and full of solid advice. I know, it's strange, but I left the theater wishing he would adopt some foreign babies, like everybody else... All of the comics are incredibly relatable off stage, as open-hearted guys who are willing to show their vulnerabilities. On stage, they are all funny, but for John Caparulo this is a break out movie. If I had a network, I would give that guy a deal.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Having had to sift through 700 hours of footage, Ari Sandel did a great job of keeping it moving. I don't always have a lot of patience for sitting through an entire night of stand ups, doing 20 minutes each. But in this movie, you don't have to! The best jokes are interspersed throughout the narrative, showcasing only a few of them at a time in each different city they play. By the end you've seen the whole show, gotten to know each comic's story, and not had a chance to get bored.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It's a fun trip, and you feel like you're on it with them.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: It's a documentary, shot on mini dv, so don't expect glitzy production value. And there's a lot of cussing, so if your ears are sensitive, put pillows on them.

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