Saturday, November 15, 2008

REVIEW: Role Models

The Synopsis

Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in Role Models as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. Once the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges, Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson). And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world's worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
3 Stars
Michael Phillips:
2 1/2 Stars
Owan Gleiberman: B+
A. O. Scott: NA

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Ben Mankiewicz: See It, Ben Lyons: See It
21 Oh No, 17 No, 51 So-So, 144 Go, 199 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes:
T-Meter: 75% (Fresh), Top Critics: 67% (Fresh), RT Community: 90% (Fresh)
Critics: 59 out of 100, Users: 7.6 out of 10
Yahoo Movies:
Critics: B- Users: A-

My Review

Source Material: Original Comedy Written by
Timothy Dowling, Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, and David Wain

Common: Dramatic/ Comic driven.

Acting and Dialogue:
Brilliant: I loved most if not all jokes Bobb'e J. Thompson is one of funniest characters, if not the funniest, in the film.

Cinematography: Common
: Comedies usually don't bring achievements in cinematography.

Brilliant: Pace was good, also a decent story.

Common: Sound track wasn't half bad

Special and Visual FX:
Common: none/ very little

B, good movie for a laugh...bring a buddy and have a laugh.

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