Thursday, August 4, 2011
Don't get me wrong I ain't a prude and I loved it!! It was over the top and yet I didn't think it over done it. But I did sit there and wonder if the movie was promoted right, because the trailers didn't give any indication of the smut level, and I'm sure one or two people, with more delicate constitutions, are going to get more than they bargained for!! The language isn't the thing as we are more than immune now to fuck, but the torrent of cock associated words could almost put a blue movie to shame!!
OK so the premise isn't original as such, but the situations were, and one 'boss' in particular seemed all too familiar to me!!!!!! But no unfortunately it wasn't the porn star parading as Aniston! But the cast is the key here, and it is a very fine one. Justin Bateman is perfect for this type of role, and plays it superbly. He's just such a nice guy that you can't help but like him! But the rest of the cast too is perfectly played. Colin Farrell has a star turn as a balding cocaine addled fuck wit, Kevin Spacey is just hateable as Bateman's boss, (and you just want to throw him out of a window, wink wink!! ). Aniston really took me by surprise as the pseudo porn star dentist, and Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are excellent as Bateman's somewhat bum bumbling friends.
Jamie Foxx gets a small part and does a good job at cleverly swindling the three friends. And wonderfully there is a small cameo by Donald Sutherland, who stills looks good even though not a young man anymore. So the cast is an excellent one and they pull this off extremely well. I honestly laughed from start to finish. The humour is over the top at times but it is all in the name of fun, so it just worked. Favorite scene for me was when one guy stuck his boss' tooth brush, and razor, up his bum!! Honestly I laughed and envisaged myself...nah, I won't, or better not, go there!!!!
Not a masterpiece to be sure, but for the type of movie it is it was a a lot of fun, ( no CGI was a relief!!!! ). It certainly isn't to be taken seriously even though it is a comedy, and it just felt as if the cast had a lot of fun making it. The whole thing felt right and it is genuinely funny. Jennifer Aniston is the surprise as she really does get down and dirty, and I mean down and dirty. She was so close to porn I almost expected the cheesy music to start, and some muscle bound 10 inched dude to walk in and start shagging her!!! She plays her part well but so does the whole cast. But as stated its smut level is high, and if aren't expecting it, or are offended by it, then it is best if you stay away!!!
Fun, sheer fun, and nothing more. A good night out if you like offensive humour, and I'm sure you will will have alot of laughs as I did. I believe it has been generally well received with critics, so maybe that is something to take on board if you are deciding on taking the plunge or not. 7.5/10 from me.
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