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The Other Guys
When the cops are busy... Our only hope is...
NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes, they're "the other guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into NYC's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?
The Good: Ridiculously funny. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have a fucking great chemistry together. The whole cast does a fantastic job, but its Michael Keaton who steals the show. The TLC references. The tuna versus lion argument. The whisper fight at the funeral. When Terry (Wahlberg) meets Sheila (Eva Mendes). The entire grandma scene. The Crown Heights rapist. Dirty Mike and the Boys. Christinith. Gator. Desk pop. Soup kitchen. Spite shit. Prius. Bed Bath & Beyond. Rape whistle. A shitload of quotable one-liners -- "Aim for the bushes." "Shake your dicks, this pissing contest is over!" "I feel like we're literally driving around in a vagina." "I don't like you. I think you're a fake cop. The sound of your…
Do you want to see a movie that's equal parts Lethal Weapon and Anchorman?
Do you want to hear, in detail, how salmon could kill a pride of lions?
Do you want to see a movie where people wrestle very quietly, Michael Keaton repeatedly and accidentally quotes TLC, and Steve Coogan sounds a bit like Jeremy Clarkson?
Do you - do you - want to see a movie where a man is hit with a wooden gun for comic effect?
I want to see that. I want to see that hard.
For some reason I just cannot keep myself from watching this every time it comes on TV. Ive probably watched it close to 8 times now. That Tuna fish-Lion scene is quite honestly one of my favourite cinematic moments of all time.
"Gator's bitches better be using jimmies!"
Although, I'd be totally down if this birthed a sequel.
This film is so strange but brilliant. Like is said about 21 Jump Street, these two actors should not work but they do, and in such a funny way.
Two desk cops try to crack the biggest case going. The problem is, they are really shit, and one has a wooden gun.
If you have never seen this film before please watch it as it is a good comedy.
We about to have us a little screw party in this red Prius
"I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!"
Said like a true poet... God bless ya mate.
General Response- The Other Guys
I have actually always been a fan of the “Dude Flick” genre; this was mostly due to the somewhat childish humor that characterizes these types of films. That being said, I had actually seen The Other Guys at least five times prior to the time we screened it in class. However, after reading Aliluans’s article “Male Masculinity as the Celebration of Failure,” I saw more in this movie than I had in any other viewing. The most striking concept from the article that I saw in the movie was the concept of failure and relative success in masculinity, and how these two things relate to the portraying of male characters as victims.
In the film,…
This movie The Other Guys directed by Adam McKay is a film based off of two male cops who are trying to be ‘the’ cops. They are trying to solve a case that could get them to be one of the best cops that there ever was. Also in this movie there is plenty of roles that go back and forth between a man being masculine and tough, and a man being feminine masculinity. In the article “Male Masculinity as the Celebration of Failure: The Frat Pack, Women, and the Trauma of Victimization in the ‘Dude Flicks’” by Peter Alilunas it talks of the differences in male masculinity and the feminine side in males also. In this article it…
In the Peter Alilunas essay "Male Masculinity as the Celebration of Failure: The Frat Pack, Women, and the Trauma of Victimization in the "Dude Flick," Alilunas states that in Dude Flicks we see that "More film time is devoted to explorations of their ethical dilemmas, emotional traumas, and psychological goals, and less to their skills with weapons, their athletic abilities, or their gutsy showdowns of opponents."
This statement is brought to light in the 2010 "Dude Flick," "The Other Guys." We see a strong contrast between the typical male role and the secular, family man. Detectives Danson and Highsmith (portrayed by Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the stereotypical "Hard Body Men." They aren't afraid to jump from buildings…
What was Mark Wahlberg thinking? Fire your agent.
I watched this movie having already seen Kevin Smith's film from earlier last year "Cop Out". I had heard how much better this one was than "Cop Out". That it took what "Cop Out" was trying to do and made it actually work. I agree 100%. This film was so much more than a spoof on the buddy cop genre. Ok, it's not a brain buster like Chris Nolan's "Inception" but it's not trying to be either. What this film's make focus was, was to be funny and it excels on all levels. Probably the most interesting and surprising thing about this film was how damn funny Marky Mark was. Ok, now I feel he deserves to be called Mark…
Mark Wahlberg is definitely best in these Dirk Diggler type, unwittingly comedic roles, but the script isn't funny enough to make the most of his stern and charismatic abilities.
Will Ferrel plays Will Ferrel pretty well, occasionally funny.
Steve Coogan is underused.
A few good moments, but a bad story.
Screen 2, Seat H5
Misogynist stereotyping of women
Rape culture - trivializes male sexual violence
Couple of laughs.
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