Rewatched May 30, 2012
Tony D'Amico’s review:
Another fine example of the comedy genius of Adam McKay.
"My name is Christinith, are you stupid or are you deaf" oh I fucking love it.
Easily one of the funniest films in the last 10 years, maybe in the top 5. I laughed so hard when watching this film in the theater, I don't think there was a span of more than 5 minutes where I wasn't laughing. The Wahlberg/Ferrell tandem has some great chemistry, not as good as the Ferrell/J.C. Reilly duo, but it's funny as shit.
I already thought that Wahlberg was pretty funny, but this movie really gave me some more respect for his ability to make me piss my pants. And Will Ferrell, well he is a comedy master IMO. Also I loved Eva Mendes, and Michael Keaton as well, the TLC references were funny as hell. The dinner scene and the grandma scene are 2 of my favorites.
This film as a whole is near perfect IMO, for a comedy. The story, the acting, and the action is also funny. I don't quite understand why people are "growing tired" of Will Ferrell, that doesn't make any sense to me. Don't get me wrong, comedy is subjective but I believe that Ferrell's comedy brilliance is appealing to many who love comedy. Not to be an asshole, but those people can go fuck themselves.