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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
#1 Movie Character
KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Bobby Farrelly|
|Written by:||Bobby Farrelly|
|Cast:||Jeff Daniels, Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle|
Harry drags Lloyd out of a psychiatric episode after faking an episode for 20 years. Harry tells Lloyd he needs a kidney and the only biological donor is his long lost daughter. Through a series of coincidence (lazy writing) and events, they must deliver a package, avoid getting killed, and continue being dumb while Lloyd creepily has the hots for Harry's daughter Penny.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly are in auto pilot for this but what was the last good movie they did? It's basically the same plot but with a couple diversions that has a dumb pay off. The plot turn Harry an Lloyd into unlikable characters. Especially when they have a blind boy take care of there cat and he has a bunch of exotic birds. You can guess where this goes.
Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are lazy in this. Laurie Holden looks annoyed and Rob Riggle gets the worst of it at times. Kathleen Turner actually tries her best because I think she shares the same feelings the audience has. Rachel Melvin as Penny does OK with what she is given. She has OK comedic timing and with a better script, she'd be great.
I did like the soundtrack and I did laugh a couple of times. However, this just reeks of a comedy sequel that falls on it's face.
|Directed by:||Luke Greenfield|
|Written by:||Luke Greenfield|
|Cast:||Nina Dobrev, Jake Johnson, Andy Garcia, James D'Arcy, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Keegan-Michael Key|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
Two Columbus, Ohio transplants, Justin (a video game developer) and Ryan (a former college quarterback) contemplate leaving Los Angeles to go back to the Buckeye state. They go to a masquerade/college reunion dressed as LAPD officers in authentic uniforms and get confused for real cops.
Afterwards, Ryan takes it far by buying a Crown Victoria (including printing decals from Kinko's) and learning police procedures from YouTube. He drags Justin for the ride. Crashing night clubs, smoking weed, and busting up disputes. However, they attract the attention of an Albanian gang and an enthusiastic patrol man.
What makes the movie work is the chemistry between Damon Wayans Jr and Jake Johnson. They come across as real friends with Ryan's child like enthusiasm and Justin's maturity. It makes for a fun and relate-able dynamic. Rob Riggle is a semi annoying patrol officer and James D'Arcy as Mossi is menacing. Nina Dobrev shows up as the love interest of Justin and helps out in an investigation. I was surprised to see Andy Garcia with gray facial hair and in a supporting role.
The movie has plenty of giggles and a decent amount of laughs. It also has decent use of dub step that fits along with the movie. In the 3rd act, it gets somewhat exciting.
Let's Be Cops is a solid comedy worth watching.