Sunday, 11 January 2009

Film Review: Role Models

If you like this sort of thing, with cast members from, and pretty much playing the same characters as they were in films like anchorman, 4o year old virgin and superbad, this is a good night out at the cinema.

Also, if you are me, which I am, it is great because you get to ogle a Northern Irish Cinema worker, and be taken back to primary 7 by drinking an Ice Blast. Anyway, to the film. Basically 2 guys work for a company a lot like red bull. One enjoys it, one doesn't. They get into trouble and sign up to tutor wee guys with no friends. The wee guys in question are the guy from Superbad who played Mclovin, who was a sexually frustrated geek, is playing yet another sexually frustrated geek. The other guy is a 10 year old who swears a lot.

Its a good film, with lots of laughing but I couldn't help getting depressed on the behalf of Mclovin from superbad. Not only because his character is such a sad case, but because the actor is only about 19 and he is already typecast. If you have played James Bond and Robin Hood and get typecast, its brilliant, because those characters make you think of heroism and machoness, with babes falling at your feet. If you get typecast as Mclovin from Superbad, its not great, because hes a dweeb. The actor should perhaps look at Sean William Scott, who seems to be still playing stifler from American Pie.

But back to the film and not me worrying about actors future careers. If you like daft comedies with lots of lines you can quote back at your friends over a post cinema McDonald's, this is your thing. However, although this is similar to films like Superbad and Anchorman, which had you quoting at each other long into the future, the moments don't last past the McDonald's chuckles.

PS: I am not suggesting everyone has a MacDonald's every time you watch a film. Especially if you are a critic or have signed up to, cos then it gets dangerous. Its just a funny film okay! Its not my fault you're overweight.

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