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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Observe and Report

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A mall cop (Seth Rogen) is totally f'd in the head.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Anna Faris, Michael Pena, Dan Bakkedahl, Jesse Piemons, John Yuan, Matt Yuan, Celia Weston, Collette Wolfe, Randy Gambill, Alston Brown, Danny McBride, Ben Best, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. This comedy is so dark, it may actually cause you to long for Paul Blart.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: The jokes are mean and ugly, and some of them even make you laugh.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: I cried a little inside when I realized that I enjoyed watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop slightly more than Ronnie Barnhardt: Go "f" yourself if you think I'm not a good enough cop... Did it write that out loud? It's okay. I'll be right back. I'm just gonna go kill myself now...

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: ... Not to cry wolf, but I decided to put of my imminent pending suicide on hold so I could give this movie the award for Best Use of Totally Unknown, Chubby, Asian Twins. They're adorable, and they're not even babies!

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Rarely have I seen so much believable drunkenness as in this movie. Anna Faris' eyes actually get glossy, making her look wasted, tired and haggered, like only a drunk slut can. And Celia Weston, best known as that actress you've seen a million times in a million movies, but couldn't possibly name any of them, even for a million dollars, is incredible as Seth Rogen's alcoholic, slurring-her-words, insensitively-brutally-honest mom.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The budget has gone up exponentially from Jody Hill's first film, The Foot Fist Way, but the production quality hasn't gone up proportionally.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Many admirable risks are taken in this attempt to be something different. Most are cringe-worthy disasters, but a few teeter on the edge of genius. Thanks, at least, for trying to do something original.

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

A: Male frontal nudity. Lots of it. And not the pretty kind.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?

A: http://www.moviefone.com/search/observe%20and%20report/trailers

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7 comments:

Kenny Wyland said...

heh. It sounds to me like you really enjoyed the movie but don't want to admit it. *smirk*

Monique Elisabeth said...

I really wanted to enjoy this one. Anyone with a dark side will get some joy from it. But it was really uneven, only sporadically funny, and a little bit sad.

Or are you referring to Paul Blart: Mall Cop? Because that movie was crappy in a plethora of ways... but at least it succeeded in being the average piece of middle of the road crap it was attempting to be.

Kenny Wyland said...

Naw, I was referring to O&R. I totally believe that you didn't like Paul Blart. :)

Anonymous said...

too bad there aren't drive ins anymore with all the male frontal nudity in this year's films.

Monique Elisabeth said...

lol... But if the male front in this film turns anyone on, they should immediately seek help.

And, Btw, making out in a regular movie theater is totally legit.

Reel Whore said...

I got no problem with male nudity, but that was a lot of jiggly man flesh!

I must have a dark streak because I liked this a little more than you. I gave it higher marks, tho I kept telling myself I was forgetting all the dullness between the really funny moments. This was definitely a step up from Foot Fist Way.

Kenny Wyland said...

Finally saw it. Ouch. Sure, I laughed... but.... it hurt.