Friday, May 6, 2011
Writer: Jody Hill
Director: Jody Hill
Starring: Seth Rogen, Anna Farris, Ray Liotta
the head of mall security thinks he is way more of a deal than he actually is. he works the mall to try and solve the case of the pervy male streaker and the thief who has been stealing money from somewhere...in the mall (i don't really know specifically where because i wasn't paying close attention at this point) turns out this dude is bipolar and off his meds, but not in a chuckle way, and not in a seriously fucked up way either.
The thing about this movie is that it was completely committed to itself. It's difficult to judge based on what I saw whether it was supposed to be a super-duper-ooper-dark comedy about dumb / bad people; or whether it was supposed to be something more like a drama and case study of those same dumb, bad people. Given that we couldn't tell, it failed, and that's a pretty egregious failure.
There was no real value in watching this. It was long, bordering on interminable, and uncomfortable in a way which was not amusing. If it was a joke, I'm proud to say that I missed it.
i knew this wasn't really a comedy, but jeebus. what the hell was it? boring and stupid? yep. don't watch this. horrible. everyone in this movie played an asshole except for the coffee chick. seriously, not even remotely likable. we had made the decision just how horrible this movie was by minute 20. then the next time i rolled my eyes, sighing, i looked at the counter and it was at 30 minutes. it's a good thing this was a short movie. i don't think i could have sat there and taken such shite a second more than the hour and 27 minutes. there was no real decision made in the making of this movie. they either should have gone the comedy route, or made it completely violent and fucked up. instead they played the on the fence game and it just made it wishy washy and dumb. if it weren't for our strict rules about our queue and this blog this shit would have been ejected out of the blue ray player and in the mailbox at minute 21. terrible.