Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm a Schmuck...are you?

A couple days ago I was privileged to view Dinner for Schmucks (2010). I was expecting to enjoy it, but not nearly as much as I did. Hilarious slapstick gold.

Paul Rudd plays a guys who's trying to move up in his company. In order to do so, his boss is making him attend a dinner, but he has to invite one interesting idiot. Then he meets Barry. By meets, I mean hit with his car. Barry (Steve Carell) is a clueless, lovable man who likes taxidermy-ed mice. He is amazing. Perfect. He makes a mess, but you still love him. The film also features Zach Galifianakis (from The Hangover), Jemaine Clement (The Flight of the Conchords), and Jeff Dunham (in a small role).

The story is interesting, the acting is phenomenal, and the humor is the funniest I've seen since Anchorman. Props to Steve Carell.

Dinner for Schmucks runs 114 minutes and is rated PG-13. I would abide by the 13 rule. I give it a deserved 9 ramheads out of 10.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Because I'm engaged...

...I just watched License to Wed (2007). It stars Robin Williams as Reverend Frank who takes Mandy Moore and The Office's John Krasinski through extreme premarital counseling.

Just a precursor: this film is not the best ever, nor does it pretend to be. It is a humorous, light, romantic comedy with a decent message. It does miss a lot of points, especially with a reverend as a main character. God is only mentioned and the premarital sex is not at all frowned upon.

It's not my favorite film, but it is one that I've watched--and laughed at--more than once. License to Wed runs 91 minutes and is rated PG-13. I give a replayable, above average rating of 7 ramheads out of 10.