Monday, April 6, 2009

Role Models - DVD Review

ROLE MODELS (***) - Starring Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bobb'E J. Thompson, Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch, Ken Jeong and Ken Marino.
Directed by David Wain.

Parts of this movie were really funny. I loved everything that happened with Paul Rudd mentoring a live-action role-playing geek. I wasn't that thrilled with Seann William Scott mentoring a potty-mouthed ten-year-old. I don't like it when movies have their kids constantly swear. But Scott and Rudd have good chemistry together, and the writing is solid.

Mintz-Plasse is the roleplaying geek, he who's best known as McLovin. He will be McLovin the rest of his life, and I hope he's cool with that. Kinda like how even though Jon Cryer's been on the #1 sitcom for years, he's always going to be Ducky.

Also really good is Christopher Guest vet Jane Lynch as the boss of the Big Brother program. She's a former drug addict who's turned her life around by mentoring young boys, but she's still just wired enough to where you don't feel safe around her.

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