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Joe’s Review: Role Models

November 21, 2008 by Joe 

One of my friends told me that this “was the best movie he ever saw”. I was skeptical, but I decided to go check this out because I thought it did look funny. That and you can’t really go wrong with a movie with McLovin in it, right?

Well.. almost right. While this wasn’t one of the best movies that I’ve ever seen, I thought it was pretty funny and enjoyable. The characters fit their roles well, and it had the same kind of feel as The 40 Year Old Virgin, which I also didn’t think was as good as everyone else did. Both Role Models and Virgin fit in the “Good, but not Great” category to me.

So what’s it all about? Well, Danny and Wheeler are employees for an energy drink company, Minotaur. Danny becomes extremely frustrated with his job, and on an energy drink bender, ends up trashing the company truck. His former girlfriend, Beth, manages to wrangle them a deal to get out of jail. All they need to do is volunteer their time mentoring kids at the Sturdy Wings program. Of course, things aren’t as easy as they expect, as their littles turn out to be more than a handful.

The two end up getting themselves into all different sorts of situations, and like you’d expect in this type of movie, they alienate their littles. Things do end up getting better, but you’ll have to check out the movie to see how! I do recommend this movie if you’re looking for some good laughs. Sean William Scott and Paul Rudd are two pretty funny fellas.

I also have to say that Ken Jeong does a great job in all his roles…surprised to find out he’s also a doctor.. guess you have to have a backup huh?

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

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