This is a compilation of all feature films that have played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX from 2005 through…
They're about to get more than they plea-bargained for.
Two salesmen trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.
Danny: Can I get a large black coffee?
Barista: A what?
Danny: Large black coffee.
Barista: Do you mean a venti?
Danny: No, I mean a large.
Barista: Venti is large.
Danny: No, venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.
Barista: A venti is a large coffee.
Danny: Really? Says who? Fellini? Do you accept lira or is it all euros now?
How had I never seen this before?
Predictable and cheap.
Which is kind of a big deal in a comedy.
I bet if I suggested a game of Quidditch he'd cum in his pants.
While I was extremely disappointed with David Wain's last directorial effort in Wanderlust, I can honestly say that it seems his other works still hold up. Since that disappointment I've revisited with great results Childrens Hospital, Wet Hot American Summer and now Role Models. The web series and two films seem to get better with each viewing with the latter is still my favorite film of his.
Role Models is basically a coming of age film, but not one for the two kids that are in it, but rather the mid-30s cynic as all hell Gen-Xer Danny as played by Paul Rudd. What's funny is…
Wain seems to bring an unabashed earnestness and uncynical message to many of his films - something I really respond to.
I love that he takes time to develop the characters and their relationships, and that most of the comedy comes from the circumstances and mostly the delivery. It is a good thing that he has built this troupe of very talented comedians like Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Joe LoTruglio and Paul Rudd who are very reliable.
When I first saw it when it came out I wasn't as taken with it, but revisiting it now everything just clicked. I loved this film and think I'll like it more and more on rewatches. Overall it's my third favourite out of the four films of his I've seen, but that says more about Wain's career rather than the film itself.
"Fuck you Ms. Daisy."
A selfish adult's coming of age story... of course it speaks to Gen-Xers!
" What I'm trying to say is that when I get out of prison, can I hang out with your ten-year-old son?"
I laughed quite a bit the first time I saw Role Models, and that didn't change on this re-watch.
Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott play off of each other well, and their situations with their "littles" is funny stuff. The "littles" are played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Bobb'e J. Thompson both of whom are funny in their roles. We also get Elizabeth Banks in a minor role and Jane Lynch who gives a kooky performance as Sweeny the founder of Sturdy Wings.
The plot is simple as expected with a film merely looking for laughs, but it's…
IMHO, one of the best comedies of the late aughts. I can totally watch it anytime.
Good film could have done more to it tho I believe
I would give my firstborn child to play a real life game of LAIRE.
Man this film is a lot of fun.
Well-intentioned and intermittently amusing.
Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.
Awfully generic and generically awful. A brief scan of its Letterboxd shows me some 4-star reviews, which is baffling (as is the fairly high Rotten Tomatoes score), but one fan's description of Role Models as "uncynical" resounded with me - it certainly is that, to the point of sheer childlike naïveté. And not a particularly intelligent or friendly child. If you end your movie with a fucking battle sequence that all secondary characters turn up at in order to resolve plot points, you've lost me. Ken Jeong hasn't been funny since the first season of Community. Louis CK *is* funny, but not in his strange and brief cameo as a police officer Paul Rudd and [guy my friend tells me…
ROLE MODELS is an underrated wee gem of a comedy that I feel was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release. Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott are both great leading a top notch comedy ensemble, with Christopher Mintz-Passe and Bobb'e J. Thompson in particular shining as the respective kids our two protagonists are assigned to look after as part of their community services. This film brings the funny, dense with hilarious one-liners that still have me in stitches after repeat viewing. But the story also sneakily slips in a big dose of heart too. Quality film.
I got this for a quid in Poundland, and felt I wasn't paying enough money for this fantastic film. Paul Rudd is one of the greatest men on the planet today. I have such a man crush on him that if I had a girlfriend, I would seriously let him shag her, then shake his hand afterwards. In Role Models, he is Danny, a man who hates everyone but himself and his girlfriend, who get arrested along with his only pal Wheeler (played by Sean William Scott, who is also a great man) after running his truck over a statue of a horse. They have a choice: go to jail for 30 days or do 150 hours of community service.…
- No Blade of Grass
- The Last Wave
- 1990: The Bronx Warriors
- Miracle Mile
- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 24 Hour Party People
- 28 Days Later...
- 49th Parallel
Probably of little interest to anybody but me, here is my personal film collection on various formats that I've collected…
- Ruby Sparks
- The Man from Nowhere
- Batman: Year One
- Rosemary's Baby
- Perfect Sense
Try to watch 500 movies in 2013. Begins when the clock hits January 1, 2013 ends when the clock hits…