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…
In a world where parents failed, two guys working for an energy drink involve in trouble and the court decide that they have to make a lot of community service. They go to an institution where kids are left alone by busy parents and they have to become a role model. Well, but the movie didn't.
Jane Lynch steals the show, as she is prone to doing.
Has it's moments.
Role Models is a nice easy watch which provides a surprising amount of laughs and doesn't overstay it's welcome. Love Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott together in this.
There are some quite funny scenes in this film and the ending is charming. It has its moments and is just good enough to be enjoyable....
I still don't have anything clever to say about this film.
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.
- 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…