Friday, December 23rd, 2011


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

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Greedy spenders steal taxpayer money.

PEOPLE: From the director of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which I think is the 2nd worst movie title ever, after Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.

Starring Diane Keaten — remarkably attractive for how decrepit she is. She should be in a pro-necrophilia PSA. I haven’t seen her since Mama’s Boy. In fact, I’ve seen almost none of her movies, and wonder why I know who she is. Also starring Ted Danson (Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Phone Booth, Wonder Boys, Go). And Queen Latifah (What Happens In Vegas, Scary Movie 3, Ice Age, Sphere) is looking is less fat than I remember her. If I had to have sex with a fat black woman at gunpoint, it might be her.

Also with Adam Rotherberg, Christopher McDonald (Fanboys, The House Bunny, Superhero Movie, Tappy Tibbons from Requiem For A Dream, The Faculty, SLC Punk!, Happy Gilmore, Fatal Instinct), Roger R. Cross (Agent Curtis Manning in 24–I recognized him but Carolyn didn’t), Stephen Root (the stapler guy from Office Space, the boss in News Radio, Dodgeball, Just Friends, Idiocracy), and Marc Macaulay (The Punisher).

Katie Holmes’s quirky character is funny at times. Everyone assumes she’s a druggie just because she’s weird. I had similar experiences in high school, back when I didn’t even know what drugs looked like and had never drank alcohol. However, she made a huge mistake passing up The Dark Knight for this relative piece of junk.

QUIRKS: A heist caper comedy. Let’s steal money from the Federal Reserve before they shred it! It’s actually harder than the movie looks.

MORALS: Fuck the government.

BAD STUFF: Some slow parts in the middle. And of course the movie is riddled with factual errors that would prevent it from ever happening in real life. But… IT’S A MOVIE, after all.

And don’t forget the DVD artwork! Diane Keaton’s scarecrow body, head-larger-than-waist, feet-at-weird angles cover has been featured on Photoshop Disasters… Though the post was removed. Probably by a b.s. DMCA request.

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CONCLUSION: A barely-passable female-driven comedy that could never happen in real life. Not necessarily worth watching unless you’re in the mood for a comedy and have nothing else to watch. Carolyn liked this a tad more than me.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 5.5/10, Netflix: 3.4/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 2.9/5 stars).

RECOMMENDATION: There’s not really many reasons to see this, other than needing a comedy to watch for the night’s entertainment. There aren’t enough comedy movies in the world, which is why WE watched this.

MOVIE QUOTE: Bob Truman: They say money can’t buy happiness but it sure as hell buys everything else.

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