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.
Θα χορτασω ποτε να βλεπω ομορφες, τρυφερες κωμωδιες; ΟΧΙ!
ΘΑ ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣΕΙ ΠΩΤΕ Ο ΠΩΛ ΡΑΝΤ ΝΑ ΝΑΙ ΥΠΕΡΓΚΟΜΕΝΑΚΙ Κ ΩΡΑΙΟΣ ΚΩΜΙΚΟΣ? ΟΧΙ
Role Models is a big nightmare that is so bad it's unreal. The performances, directing are a big disgrace. This a BAD MOVIE from start to finish!!!
"I bet if I suggested a game of Quidditch he'd cum in his pants"
When I first saw the trailers for Role Models, I thought it looked terrible. The poster is awful. I feel like the marketing department didn't know what they had on their hands. So I skipped it.
One day, recently, it happened to be showing on Comedy Central. I think I was sick and too dazed to change the channel. I caught nearly all of it and I really enjoyed the whole thing, so I tracked down a cheap copy so I could get my swear words on.
It's very funny and sweet. The characters are developed nicely which makes it easy to root for them despite their random flaws. There's probably a little bit of Paul Rudd's character in all…
ROLE MODELS makes me want to wear a cape.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.”
Instead of doing a proper review, I'll just point out some of the things I liked about this film.
-Seann William Scott.
And that just makes me even more excited for Ant-Man.
With Seann William Scott in another starring role, I was expecting another disappointing outing from the once-legendary Stifmeister who has fallen from comedic providence in the last decade with lame fare like Mr. Woodcock and The Promotion. But he and P.I.C. Paul Rudd bounce a volley of zingers and well-timed gags off each other and everybody around them that the surprisingly sharp script proves the sardonic difference maker, and director David Wain (who I realized, with not a little amusement at the time, was the same goof from the infamous Stella trio) has made a consistently funny R-rated romp out of it, with an obvious but well-meaning social message and another round of scene-stealing cameos to seal the deal (the hilarious Jane Lynch was awesome, as always). It made me laugh a lot, and therefore I'm content. Do more movies like this, Scott. And Rudd, you... just... keep doing your pop culturally witty thing, man.
- 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…