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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.
I'm not one for watching comedies as more often than not I'm disappointed by them. I'm a difficult audience. But on the recommendation from my Brother, I gave this one a go.
And I'm glad I did. This is probably the first Will Ferrell film I've ever seen and on the back of this, I'm looking forward to watching more. The dialogue was brilliant - witty, silly, and the jokes keep on coming relentlessly. Some great OTT action sequences were also mixed in amongst all the humour. The script was rather complex - perhaps a little too complex. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell made quite a good team and seemed to bounce off each other quite effortlessly. Michael Keaton, Dwayne…
"Gator's bitches better be using jimmies!"
Although, I'd be totally down if this birthed a sequel.
Action/Comedy masterpiece. Also a searing indictment of white collar crime.
Eh. I am not much of a mainstream comedy person. I think the hardest I've ever laughed at a movie was Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and, I mean, there is some serious deviance in that movie so I guess that says something about my sense of humor.
Things I Like About This Movie:
1. Ice T narration (IDontCareWhatAnyoneSaysIceTIsCool)
2. Samuel L. Jackson
3.Eva Mendes as the "plain wife" (the impossibility of such a thing is hilarity itself)
4.Michael Keaton is awesome
5. SAMUEL L. JACKSON
Things That Would Have Made Me Like This Movie More:
1. The Absence of Mark Wahlberg
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....10 thru 100,000. The Absence of Mark Wahlberg
One of the few movies where they take advantage of Will Ferrell's talent. And Mark Wahlberg is great on this kind of role too. Pretty funny action in a comedy way.
"I am a peacock. You've gotta let me fly!"
Mark Wahlberg hasn't been this funny since The Happening came out.
Starts off good and fast paced, but it quickly changes into an unfunny mess where the jokes fall flat and by the dozenth plot point you're just like "who cares."
I will admit the joke with will ferrell and the sexy ladies was funny
A satisfying comic romp that doesn't take itself seriously in any way.
I laughed damn hard in the beginning! The plot is thin though.
Finally starting to warm up to this one. Definitely Adam McKay's best film... which isn't really saying a WHOLE lot but... it has some really inventive moments (the Drinking with Terry sequence is a fantastic visual gag) that must be given due credit. If you weren't paying much attention (for which you can't be blamed too harshly), the closing credits will remind you that the film even had something rather important to say about the absolute ludicrousness of the modern finance industry.
I love Will Ferrell movies and I have to say this one is very funny. I like the role that Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson for it being a tiny part it's still funny. I really don't know what else to say besides that this film is funny but not as funny as his other films.
I love this movie and am still holding out for a sequel. I do not understand how this movie hasn't even gained cult status, as it wasn't that successful at the box office. I can't really say much about it without spoiling it, but Will Ferrell and Marky-Mark are below-average cops that take on a case without the consent of the chief (Michael Keaton; buy this on DVD for a funny deleted scene with Keaton at Bed, Bath, & Beyond). Pimps don't cry... Just sayin'.
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- A Fish Called Wanda
- This Is Spinal Tap
- The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police…
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