The Other Guys

PhotobucketBuddy cop parody about a forensic accountant and a disgraced detective with anger issues, who join forces to apprehend a corrupt investor. Don’t bother making sense of the elaborate plot. The needlessly convoluted story is irrelevant. Absurdist comedy simply exists to have Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) act like an imbecile while Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) grows more exasperated at everything he does. For the most part it works. A running gag on Gamble’s success with attractive women is hilariously hard to explain and his obsession with the Little River Band song “Reminiscing” is delightfully annoying. On top of that, film has a high ratio of clever dialogue destined to become quotable classics. Director Adam McKay has worked with Ferrell in 3 movies prior: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Step Brothers. Those films are a good standard by which to judge whether you’ll enjoy this film. It’s not essential viewing, but it is a worthwhile way to spend 107 minutes in search of a few laughs.

Advertisements

6 Responses to “The Other Guys”

  1. Yeah, the movie was a bit, scattered. But I laughed enough to enjoy it. Good fun.

  2. Not really excited for this film, but I attended the panel at Comic-Con and it was really fun 😀

  3. Love love loved this movie, Will Ferrell is hilarious!

  4. You are faithful to your blog’s title. Love it. These are great. I really enjoyed this movie.

    • I was originally inspired by film critic Leonard Maltin and his annual Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide. His reviews were around this length.

      • I have many of his books and read them all through the 90s and of course Ebert’s guides as well. They both inspired me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: