Monday, August 17, 2009

Review: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

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Title: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Distributor: Gary Sanchez Productions (Paramount Vantage )
Director: Neal Brennan
Writer(s): Andy Stock (written by) & Rick Stempson (written by)
Staring: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Jordana Spiro
MPAA Rating: Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and some drug material.
Running Time: 90 min (1 hr and 30 min)
Synopsis: Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: 3 Stars
Michael Phillips: 2 ½ Stars
EW: Lisa Schwarzbaum: C+

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: NA, Ben Lyons: NA
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 22% (Rotten), Top Critics: 28% (
Rotten), RT Community: 54% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 41 out of 100, Users: 7.5 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 46: (4.5% A, 18.1% B, 35.4% C, 41.8% D, and 0.0% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C+ Users: B

My Review

Source Material: An Original written by Andy Stock (written by) & Rick Stempson (written by)

Acting and Dialogue: C: Alright I guess when come form a comedian stand point. As far as the jokes every other was funny. The Will Ferrell role was horrible like usual, and not funny.

Art Direction: C: What?

Cinematography: C: What can I say it was a second rate comedy?

Direction: C: Neal Brennan may know comedy because of his stand-up and his work on the Chappelle's Show but his directing career may crumble.

Screenplay: D: The jokes were vulgar and hardly funny. As for the story it didn't go really any where excting.

Sound and Music: C+: The song choice matched the film and the D.J. jokes failed but the playing of the wrong music was funny.

VFX: C: None to commit on

Overall: C-: A mediocre comedy, that wasn't that funny... rent it at best but you might just want to skip it all together.

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