April 2010


 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link]

PEOPLE: Directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Farrel — who both worked on Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy and Wake Up Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie. With John C. Reilly (aka Dr. Steve Brule from Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job); Jane Lynch, who we just saw in the Area 57 pilot; David Koechner, who professed his love to Ron Burgundy in the Anchorman deleted movie; Michael Clarke Duncan, who we just saw as Kingpin in the excellent DareDevil movie (he was also Balactus in Minoriteam, and in Sin City, The Scorpion King, Armageddon); the lovely Leslie Bibb (Sex & Death 101, Iron Man, Wristcutters: A Love Story); Molly Shannon (SNL) as a drunk wife; the very lovely (but repressed in this movie) Amy Adams (who was in a few episodes of The Office, described as “Pam 6.0” by Michael Shott); Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) as the “bad guy”; Andy Richter as the bad guy’s gay lover. A pretty good cast for a comedy movie.

QUIRKS: This is, unfortunately, a sports-themed movie — NASCAR. That counts against it. But it’s also a movie full of non-stop laughs — and the comedy doesn’t ever stop. Even the child stars are hilarious. And Borat makes an excellent annoying French villian.

CONCLUSION: This was quite funny. I’d give it 4/5 stars on Netflix, though it might only deserve 3 due to us not caring about sports. And I’d give it 7.5/10 on IMDB. It’s definitely a grade-A comedy, but at the same time, it’s not a masterpiece. Anchorman was funnier.

RECOMMENDATION: If you like Will Farrel or John C. Reilly, you should probably check this out.

SIMILAR MOVIES: This movie very much has the same feel as Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. You put the same people together, and it’s no surprise that they make a similar movie. It also reminds me of Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story (especially with John C. Reilly starring!).

MOVIE QUOTE: Ricky Bobby: [television commercial] Hi, I’m Ricky Bobby. If you don’t chew Big Red, then FUCK YOU!

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Scott loved it. Tatiana, Wayne, Eric M, Christian D really liked it. Metinee, Benj, Ian, and Rebekah liked it. Everyone seemed to at least like this. (more…)

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