THE FILM YAP » Jennifer Anniston We Never Shut Up About Movies Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:50:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 We’re the Millers Sun, 17 Nov 2013 14:16:06 +0000 Continue reading ]]> We're the Millers Inside

“We’re the Millers” sounds like a really bad joke: a drug dealer, a stripper, a hobo and a virgin smuggle an RV full of marijuana from Mexico to Denver all while trying to escape a powerful drug lord. The movie may travel the same beaten path as previous road trip movies, but by the end it’s sure to tickle your funny bone more than once.

“Millers” is the story of career pot dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis), who after being robbed of his supplier’s (Ed Helms) money, is forced to move a large amount of pot from Mexico back to Denver. Now David, with the help of his neighbors, must pose as a happy suburban family to safely smuggle a lot of marijuana from Mexico back to Denver. Unbeknownst to David, the marijuana he’s picking up doesn’t actually belong to his supplier, as he was led to believe. So, if David’s fake family doesn’t kill him, an angry Mexican drug lord will.

Everything about this movie sounds like a retread of “Identity Thief” from earlier this year, promising an all-star cast out on the road together getting into all kinds of hijinks. But unlike “Identity Thief,” “We’re the Millers” delivers. I mean, yes, the movie is very formulaic, but the cast i really brings this movie home. Sudeikis is fantastic as David, a drug dealer with a heart. He brings a certain charisma to the character that makes it hard for you to hate him, no matter what he does. Even though I shouldn’t have been, I was most surprised with Jennifer Aniston. Her comedic timing is fantastic and she seems to have a lot of fun with her character. She definitely seems to be determined to leave her “Friends” character behind.

“We’re the Millers” is a fun and hilarious movie, and while I don’t know if I can agree with the movie’s bold statement of, “By far the funniest movie since ‘The Hangover,’ it’s still guaranteed to leave you in stitches.

The Blu-ray release is chock full of fantastic special features. There’s a feature entitled “See More Jennifer and More Jason,” an extended cut of the film, outtakes, a gag reel and deleted scenes. I also couldn’t stop laughing when the crew takes a pretty funny jab at Aniston.

Film: 3.5 Yaps
Features: 3 Yaps

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Horrible Bosses Mon, 10 Oct 2011 03:54:28 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Everyone has had a job they loved turned into a living hell because their boss was a complete and total (insert expletive here). You sit at your desk and imagine the ceiling caving in on top of your boss or he/she is standing by the twentieth story window and a desk chair just happens to roll into them and send them falling out the window to their extremely painful death. Director Seth Gordon shows everyone how much better life would be if we made our day dreams a reality in “Horrible Bosses.”

The story centers on three friends from high school – Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) – who love their jobs but hate their egotistical, man-eating, drug abusing bosses. After years of being used and abused, the trio decides to make their lives better by ending their respective boss’. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans can go awry.

“Horrible Bosses” is a hilarious romp into everyone’s dream and it is thanks to Bateman, Day and Sudeikis as three friends fed up with the way their bosses treat them. These three actors help bring a realism to their characters.

Bateman is a lot of fun to watch because he is actually given a different role than usual. He still plays a bit of a work¬-a-holic, but he has finally been allowed to remove the stick from his derriere and loosen up a little bit. He isn’t quite as wild as his turn in “The Change-Up” but he is given a bit more liberties for sure. Sudeikis is quite hilarious as the sexed crazed member of the group. He is so non-chalant about agreeing to kill his boss that it is hilarious on its own. Bateman and Sudeikis’s comedic timing is perfect between the two of them. Day plays, well, Charlie Day. His character isn’t much different from “Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia” but it definitely works more often than not.
It is also impossible to say which boss was the worst because Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Anniston and Colin Ferrell were so good that I couldn’t help but want each and every one of them dead. Well, maybe not  Anniston.

I think one of the main reasons that this movie works is because the plot is simple and is something that is relatable to everyone. All of us have had a boss that we absolutely hated more than anything else. The fact that these three guys so easily agree to commit murder but have no idea what they are doing is hilarious.  These three  are so clueless on how to kill anyone that they consult their OnStar representative on where to find ‘low-lives’ to consult on how to murder someone. The movie never takes itself too seriously and that’s where it really hits it home.

If these aren’t enough reasons to buy “Horrible Bosses” on blu ray then maybe the plethora of extras will help solidify your decision. The blu ray release includes the featurettes: My Least Favorite Career, Surviving A Horrible Boss and Being Mean is So Much Fun. There are also some hilarious deleted scenes and two versions of the movie.
“Horrible Bosses” isn’t the funniest movie ever but it is a great time and will leave you with a smile on your face in the end.

Film: 3.5 Yaps
Features: 3 Yaps

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