Friday, August 12, 2011
30 Minutes or Less
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: A pizza delivery boy (Jesse Eisenberg) wakes up strapped to a bomb, with a pair of small time criminals (Danny McBride & Nick Swardson) demanding that he rob a bank for $100,000 if he wants to get out of exploding.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Dilshad Vadsaria, Michael Pena, Bianca Kajlich, Fred Ward
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. It's incredibly dumb, but not dumb enough to be awesome.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: The funniest clips are in the trailer, and to add insult to injury, even those are slightly funnier when taken out of the context of the film.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: No emotions of any kind will be had.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Funniest panel at Comic Con. If you weren't one of the thousand people at that panel, you may never discover how truly hilarious the actors in this film actually are. Because it's not particularly clear from watching this film.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Aziz Ansari is such a bad actor that he makes Jesse Eisenberg seem like he's over-acting just for hitting his emotions at appropriate levels. And Michael Pena, whose resume includes just about everything serious that's ever been made, turns out to be something of a comic genius... After this performance, I have a feeling that he will get a speedy welcome into the club.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: The opening car scene is pretty awesome... and then you never notice the directing again.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: So after getting a bomb strapped to you, you go to your best friend who is a school teacher, and you say "Rob a bank with me," at which point he deserts his classroom full of children and agrees to rob a bank with you. Think about that... Yeah, there's no world in which it happens that way. Here's a possible alternative. You rob a bank by yourself, while your best friend calls the cops to explain why you're robbing the bank, and then the cops, using their years of professional knowledge and expertise, devise a strategy to get you out of that bomb. And don't get me started on the dialogue.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: 30 Minutes or Less Trailer
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