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!
David Wain always manages to make me laugh. Add Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott into the mix as two delinquents who have to hang out with some kids as part of their probation with one of them being Christopher Mintz-Plasse in an early role as a nerd who is part of a LARP community and right from the get go this has everything I like.
Back when I first watched this I was expecting another one of the mostly disappointing William Scott vehicles but the off beat Wain humour completely took me by surprise. He mostly relies heavily on add libbing in his dialogues and Paul Rudd manages to absolutely knock it out of the park. I just love it when movies are this insanely quoteable.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this when it came out, but I'm even more suprised that I'm still laughing about it 6 years later.
This film has two things going for it. Firstly, it has occasional comedy that is hilarious. Both Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott have some great lines. Secondly, the film has heart and doesn't take itself too seriously. There are tedious bits and not everything works, but enough good stuff happens that most people will enjoy it.
So this is more of a straight forward comedy than Wet Hot American Summer & They Came Together, which disappointed me a bit because the reasons I enjoyed those films were the sheer random moments of hilarity and their witty satirical nature. This is more conventional despite the fact a lot of it revolves around a live action role playing game, and it is a funny film in parts but for me the laughs weren't as frequent as in Wain's other efforts and some jokes didn't really work but it's decent enough.
Full of cliches but simultaneously quite funny and very quotable. Come, let us gingerly touch our tips.
The leads are very likeable but it just becomes over the top and annoying for my taste any way.
Role Models is a fun bromantic comedy with a heartfelt message about the value of friendship and accepting others as individuals. A variety of personalities are displayed in this movie, and the casting choices were great fits. Paul Rudd adds other hit to his list of solid "straight guy" performances in great comedies. I'm always glad to see him in a leading role. Sean William Scott has been in a number of comedies as well, but this is certainly his best.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse does as well a job as I'd expect from him. His character is very similar to his role in Superbad, but not quite as intriguing. A.D. Miles is great as Martin Gary. Jane Lynch, Elizabeth Banks and…
~ Suck it, "Reindeer Games"! ....
The very idea of a Big Brother-like community service involving kids, can come off as hilarious. Which it is very much, for two guys selling "Nuclear horse piss for 6 bucks", one of whom has "Lost ability to take any joy in life", Role Models is like "The Adventures of Dr.Bullsh*t and Dr.I'm Full of sh*t" lol.
Paul Rudd is a reliable comedian. Duo with Seann William Scott + great lines = Win Win. Delivery and timing was most effective. Plus, its original and fresh comedic piece I have seen in a long time. Mandatory mention of Wheeler's quotes from IMDB: www.imdb.com/character/ch0112716/quotes ... Oh and Elizabeth Banks, whatever have happened to you :( So…
Fun, but predictable and formulaic. Which is in itself predictable.
Game face bro...
- No Blade of Grass
- The Last Wave
- 1990: The Bronx Warriors
- Miracle Mile
- Singin' in the Rain
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- All the President's Men
- The Godfather
My top 10%.
This is my favorite 10% of all the films I've seen. It only took 6 months of…
- 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…