Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar ★★★★½

What great fun. Seems as much inspired by 1980s comedies starring midwestern and Canadian nice folks as it is cut from something completely new and weird and great. The irrepressible musical number from Jamie Dornan and the strange but welcome appearance by Richard Cheese highlight the company that Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo have brought on their wild ride. The plot is almost impossible to predict, because it's designed that way. Of course, everything makes perfect sense as you reach the various stops along the journey, but trying to predict what comes next from the low-talking BFFs that accidentally took drugs and had a great threesome is setting yourself up for failure. The movie hardly ever stops to let you think about how ridiculous this conceit is, and you'd be wasting your time if you did. If this doesn't invite more weird "out there" comedy from Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and kick off some sort of shared universe of strange pseudo-supervillains defeated by klutzy friendship, I think we should just accept some people don't want good movies.