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Role Models (2008)

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7/10: Taste the beast Role Models
Sunday, March 8, 2009

I need to look into the plethora of comedies coming down the pipe for who wrote and directed them. I watched the trailer for Role Models and thought it looked funny enough. But it was Seann William Scott¬ódon't get me wrong, he's pretty good, I just didn't have it high on my list, even though my boy Paul Rudd co-starred. So, here I was, months later and finally ready to take a peek, and the starting credits just made me excited for what was to follow. I had no idea that the crew behind "The State" were integral in the production, both writing and starring. Whether my memory of that show holds up to its actually enjoyment, I don't know, however, what they have been doing lately has been comic genius. Even in the more subtle collaborations like Diggers, the laughs were big and the comedy worthwhile. Thankfully, director David Wain and co-writer Ken...

3/10: Although it had it's moments, still not a great film
Sunday, November 16, 2008

If you are having a bad day,or bad week. If you are looking for a film that will make you laugh and forget about your troubles. I don't think Role Models is that movie for you.The film centers around Danny(Paul Rudd) and Wheeler(Seann William Scott) Two juice promoters, who go to schools promoting the product, telling kids to stay off drugs, and more juice. But Danny is having the worst week ever, and crashes his company car, with Wheeler in the seat next to him. His soon to be ex girlfriend Beth(Elizabeth Banks) who is a lawyer, manages to avoid getting them jail time, by doing hours of community service, volunteering at a big brother place called Sturdy Wings led by Gayle(Jane Lynch). Wheeler is assigned to Ronnie(Bobb'e J Thompson) who is 10 years old, and has a foul mouth like he's Chris Rock. Danny is assigned to Augie(McLovins...

9/10: A solid film to be sure
Friday, April 24, 2009

I personally really enjoyed this film. The film doesn't push any bounds or reinvent the comedy, quite the opposite really. It follows your average comedy's progression to a T. What the film lacks in innovation it makes up for in execution.Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott are both featured in roles that are to be expected from the two. Scott plays a fast-talking energetic bachelor who is truly in love with life. Rudd as Scott's antithesis plays a miserable and sarcastic man in a dead-end job who wants more out of life. Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin) and Bobb'e J Thompson both play their roles well.The film is mostly toilet humor, bad language and sexual humor comprise the majority of the hour and forty-one minutes the film covers. At the heart of the film is a touching message which is something I have really come to enjoy in a comedy (Click comes...

8/10: Excellent Comedy
Monday, November 10, 2008

This was a very funny film, excellent screenplay, with engaging characters, film plot, and a good ending. I recommend this highly to anyone who appreciates a good comedy.Danny Donahue (Paul Rudd) is an existentially unhappy salesman who peddles a "Red Bull" type energy drink called "Minotaur" to local schools, along with his sidekick Wheeler (Seann William Scott) who wears a Minotaur costume during the promotions. While marketing this hyper-caffeinated beverage to youngsters, they preach an anti-drug message. Afterwards, Danny & Wheeler unwind with a joint and some brews.Danny's girlfriend is Beth (Elizabeth Banks), who breaks up with him because he is so miserable. This further alienates Danny and pushes him over the breaking point.Soon thereafter, Danny & Wheeler run afoul of the law and are given a choice between serving a jail term or 150 hours of community service, working with area youths, serving as a "big brother" type role model.Wheeler is assigned to the...

4/10: Juvenile comedy at best
Thursday, March 19, 2009

Make up your own mind. Personally I found it as much fun as receiving a spinal tap from Stevie Wonder. No offense Mr. Wonder. Maybe it is comedy, but I just found it stupid. Not exactly the first two choices to babysit your kids; Wheeler(Seann William Scott)and Danny(Paul Rudd),two energy drink salesmen, to avert jail time are court ordered to mentor two kids from a development center run by Gayle Sweeny(Jane Lynch). One of the misfits is Ronnie(Bobb'e J. Thompson), a foul-mouthed fifth grader and the other is Augie(Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a bashful young man that roll plays in a fantasy medieval world. Wheeler and Danny desperately try to give their charges an invaluable inside view of life, love and heavy metal. Lynch is hilarious with her dry wit analogies. Supporting are: Elizabeth Banks, Ken Jeongg, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Amanda Righetti and David Wain

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