Sunday, December 21, 2008

Role Models - Movie Review

Role Models (R) 99 minutes B
You white, then you Ben Affleck

Starring Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jane Lynch, Bobb'e J.Thompson, and Elizabeth Banks.

I was pleasantly surprised by the film Role Models, it was fresher and more entertaining than I thought it would be. Going in it wasn't hard to figure out what was going to happen... two underachieving guys find themselves facing jail time or 150 hours of community service mentoring kids. Of course the kids are hell on earth, and after some trails and tribulation... well, you can pretty much guess the rest.

But as telepathic as it maybe, Seann Williams Scott and Paul Rudd compliment each other well. The comedic duo kept the film well-balanced and funny without relying on over-the-top slapstick and silly gags. Well worth seeing.

Furnace Room Lullaby (this week's album of the week) is a remarkable album, and easily my favorite Neko offering. Every time I hear her sing "leave me the check/I'll pay with the rest of my life" from Twist the Knife it breaks my heart a little.


mike said...

This is about the most cliche thing I'll ever say, but Furnace Room Lullaby hit me where it hurts twice while taking long, lonely drives late at night in the middle of nowhere. It's just the perfect music for that setting.

Curtis said...

I remember you telling me that... and yes, I would agree that it's great music for the open road. Especially in the middle of the night on the road to nowhere.