The Other Guys (2010)
Writer: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Will Ferrell, Marky Mark sans funky bunch, and a bunch of other guys like steve coogan and michael keaton
two dysfunctional NYPD try and solve a money scam. ..look it's not really important
this was pretty funny. like stated above the plot is purely superfluous. i'm surprised there are writers in this because it felt like pretty typical will ferrel improv to me. just when i thought i was sick of his thing he busts out with this one. i thought this was going to be a stupid comedy and it took me about a minute in to figure out it was totally ripping on buddy cop movies which i can totally be down with.
since that cinematic gem "the happening" i had made my mind up that mr. wahlberg was possibly the worst actor ever. there are those occasional exceptions like his role in "the departed" in which he was phenomenal. MOster insists on his dirk diggler performance as special too, but i think it's pretty easy for him to play dumb. just listen to his voice. it's dumb. i will have to admit he was funny in this. maybe waay over the top isn't that difficult either. it's got to be a challenge acting opposite of will ferrell though. i have a feeling you have to be on your game all the time. i certainly wouldn't be able to play ridiculously angry all the time with him busting out such gems as the lion vs. tuna speech.
this movie is chock full of repeatable quotes. i guess that means you should watch it. i think i might force my husband to sit on the couch through it. it turned out to be a surprising laugh out loud movie much like "stepbrothers" but really different.