The Other Guys

Year: 
2010
Rated: 
PG-13
Genre: 
Actiony Comedy
Director: 
Adam McKay
Writer(s): 
Adam McKay
Chris Henchy
Actor(s): 
Will Ferrell
Mark Wahlberg
Eva Mendes
Michael Keaton
Steve Coogan
Runtime: 
107
Rating: 
Four BOBs
Review: 

A few years ago, we went to Vegas for our anniversary. We stayed at The Flamingo. One morning, as we were leaving for breakfast, the front of the hotel was blocked off - they were filming a movie! All I could see was a battered red Prius on the back of a flatbed truck. The security guard told us that they were filming a scene about a guys in a car that got shipped across country and that The Rock was in the movie. We milled around for a while, waiting to see if there was gonna be any action, but the nickel slots were calling to me, so we wandered off. I had totally forgotten about the incident...until I was watching The Other Guys!

Will Ferrell is funny again...why didn't anyone tell me? I was sure that he had "Eddie Murpheyed" himself after Land of the Lost and Megamind, but Ferrell's role as a pimpin' accountant cop was second only to Frank the Tank.

Was Marky Mark wearing a wig? Because he totally looked like a Sabotage-era Beastie Boy. He was HILARIOUS, but he is hit or miss with me. Except for Boogie Nights, he's pretty blah. I probably need to see The Fighter before I write him off.

Even though they were only in the film about 10 minutes, The Rock and Samuel L. Jackson were easily the best thing about the film. In fact, I've totally forgiven The Rock for Tooth Fairy. I can't think of anything Samuel L. Jackson needs forgiveness for...although I haven't seen Black Snake Moan, so I reserve the right to change my mind.

I've been wondering where Michael Keaton has been the last 10 years or so. According to IMDb, Toy Story 3, Herbie Fully Loaded and a bunch of shit I've never heard of. He was great as Captain Mauch - I'm glad he (and TLC) are back on my radar.

I vomited a little when I saw Anne Heche. Same thing happened when she showed up in Nip/Tuck. Blech.

How was this rated PG-13?

So, I'm thinking about trading my bad ass, gas guzzling Challenger in for a Prius....yeah, fuck a bunch of that.

 

"I feel like we're literally driving around in a vagina." - Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg)