One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. (by lookatmenowlookatyou)
Move over Superbad and Knocked Up. The guys from The State, The Ten, and Wet Hot American Summer have outdone themselves tenfold. I saw a preview screening a little less than a month ago, going in with no expectations. Paul Rudd's never written a movie before, but I enjoy Ken Marino and David Wain's work so I knew it would at least be amusing. Wow was I wrong. From start to finish, every line was perfectly written with perfect delivery from Rudd and company.If this movie isn't a hard R, it's going to suck big time. The movie's raunchiness is its best quality, and I <more>
can't wait to see it a couple more times on opening weekend.Extremely recommended for everybody.
I saw this movie at a free screening last night, and by the time the movie was over, I was hoarse because I laughed so much. And these weren't just little laughs, but big guffaws. The whole audience was laughing through the whole movie. The previews are funny, but this is one instance where they don't show the only funny parts of the movie in the previews. Paul Rudd is a great actor, in general, and he really shines in this movie. The movie is hysterical, raunchy, and touching. Kudos to Rudd, Wain, and Merino. I really hope that this movie gains a lot of ground through the great buzz <more>
I was at a screening of this movie tonight and I have to say that it is one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. I didn't have any expectations going into and actually thought it might just be an average comedy, but I was way wrong. All the actors fit their parts very well and the story flowed pretty well too. There are definitely some surprise moments that will have you busting up.I really hope this movie gets a PG-13 rating so that it's available to a wider audience for see. It was almost border R-rated, so I hope they don't have to tone it down too much at all. <more>
Everyone in the theater seemed like they had a great time watching it and I think it's going to be a big hit.BTW, they are calling the movie Mentors now.
Do what makes you happy. This film actually believes it. (by joestank15)
Role Models - Two energy drink spokesmen, Wheeler and Danny Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd get in trouble with the law after Danny has a break-up with his girlfriend Elizabeth Banks who is in everything these days . They are given the choice of jail or community service with troubled kids, and choose the latter. Danny is given a boy Augie Christopher Mintz-Plasse of Superbad who wears a cape and is into role-playing games. Wheeler is given a foul mouthed terror of a boy Bobb'e J. Thompson .Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott have good chemistry. Rudd has dry sarcasm to spare and <more>
Scott plays a sex-addled numbskull. Their interactions with the two talented young boys are funny and occasionally sweet. Bobb'e J. Thompson is one of the better child actors of his age and makes the nightmare of every teacher a cool often wickedly funny little character. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, or "McLovin'" as he's known throughout America, plays essentially the same character but sweeter and shy and, funny enough, less creepy. So yeah, he's pretty firmly typecast as "dork" at this point. But he's a very palatable dork and may help raise the image of dorks everywhere above the status of subhuman. I heard many girls in the audience very sensitive to his plight in the audience.A few parts of the plot are contrived. But aside from a few film snobs, who goes to see a comedy for its original plot? The important thing is the laughs, and this is where the film delivers. Directed by David Wain, maker of The Ten funny cult film , and written by Wain and Paul Rudd, this film is hilarious. The laughs were frequent and hearty. One of the films defining elements is the showcasing of role-playing games such as Dungeons&Dragons here it is known as L.A.I.R.E . Role Models takes a surprisingly even handed look at it. It pokes fun, of course so easy . But there is also respect ingrained. The result is a case of "so lame it's awesome" where the absurdity of D&D is given the gravitas of your average Hollywood blockbuster. It's hilarious, and does look terribly fun.And it's here that the film makes it's stand. Do what makes you happy, no matter what your parents or anyone else tells you. It's been said in so many films that the message seems false at this point. But in Role Model's extreme example of people doing what makes them happy, it really does ring true. You got to give a bunch of people playing with foam swords in the forest their due. They're doing what makes them happy. Can you say the same for yourself? I can't right now.This was a delightful film. It may be a bad year for movies, but it's a damn fine one for comedy. A-
I was at the first screening of this movie and I was so pleasantly surprised! I like both Paul Rudd and Stiffler but they were at their best in this. It's about time someone wrote a movie that allowed Rudd to be the sarcastic prick he can be and have him be more then the guy that steals all the scenes he's in. And Shawn William Scott is very funny playing a "stiffler" type of character with a soft spot. It was good to see McLovin in another movie but he was only OK playing the nerdy kid that knows he's nerdy. I loved him as the nerdy kid that thought he was cool. I'd <more>
rather laugh at him then feel sorry for him. Oh, And I agree this movie needs to be rated R. Nothing is funnier then kids cursing. I'll probably pay to see it a second time, hopefully they don't edit it to death.
As a comedy this movie delivers. I review movies for my part time job and after seeing 10+ movies a week, you get pretty numb to most of the stuff out there. This is one of the few comedies I've laughed out loud at in a while. There are lots of funny scenes throughout that kept me laughing the entire movie, instead of most comedies that just have lots of hit and miss scenes. This is up there Adam McKay's stuff, and better than most Happy Madison films.Many people have given this movie a bad review/rating based on its lack of story. Um sorry to break the news to you, but comedies are <more>
about one thing - humor. The story is only a background element to make a comedy, same as every other comedy out there. You rate a drama based on its story, not a comedy.
So much funnier than I was expecting (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
After seeing the trailer for Role Models, I thought it looked like a funny movie, but I wasn't expecting much, I was thinking they might have just shown the great parts in the trailer and that would be it. But I took the opportunity and saw Role Models the other day and I have to say this is completely opposite from what I was expecting, first off I was worried that there was going to be a lot of gross humor and the kids might be more annoying than funny, but it turn out that this was one of the funniest movies I have seen this year. I just couldn't stop laughing throughout this film, <more>
who knew that Sean William Scott could actually be really funny? I know there are a lot of Stiffler fans that will hate that sentence, but I don't remember a time that I laughed so hard at his character. He and Paul Rudd both worked so well together and were terrific on screen, this was the last duo on Earth that I expected such great laughs from.Wheeler and Danny both work for an energy drink company, but after a very hard day for Danny he crashes their company truck on school property, but his ex-girlfriend, Beth, who is a lawyer is able to get them just 150 hours community service with two kids, one is a total dungeons and dragons nerd and the other is just a pain in the butt. You know how the story goes, Danny learns how to be happy and Wheeler finally grows up into a more father figure role.Now the story is something we have seen a million times before, but it's still a great comedy. Jane Lynch who is becoming one of my favorite comedic actresses, you've also seen her in 40 year old virgin, she is just absolutely hilarious in this movie and has all the best lines "You know what I ate for breakfast? Cocaine. You know what I ate for lunch? Cocaine..." she is such a great and fun actress to watch on screen. I really loved Role Models, it turned out to be a great comedy and was an absolute blast to watch. I highly recommend if you get the chance to see it, take it, it's a guaranteed laugh.8/10
Just saw this tonight at an advance screening. It was very funny, and warm hearted. I suppose the humor is often crude, but, hey. The natural dialog reminded me of Superbad and 40 Year Old Virgin. Paul Rudd has developed a deadpan style of improvisational humor that seems to work better and better the more movies he makes. Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad and Robb'e J. Johnson are excellent as the kids. Jane Lynch brings her signature brand of demented free association to the role of the charity-addicted leader of a kids charity. If you liked Superbad, Pineapple Express and 40 Year <more>
What did you have for dinner? Was it cocaine? Funny as f**k! (by cosmorados)
Danny is in a rut with his life and hates his job as a promoter of a sugar/caffeine energy drink called minotaur, while his co-worker, Wheeler, loves it. However after being dumped by his girlfriend, Danny crashes his minotaur truck into a school monument and he and Wheeler face the prospect of 30 days in jail or 150 hours of community service doing big-brother type work with disadvantaged youngsters. While Wheeler is landed with Ronny an obnoxious little 10 year old, Danny is landed with a dungeons and dragon playing geek called Augie. While neither of them hit it off with the kids at first <more>
they all eventually become friends and learn a lot of life lessons. Ahhhh! Now, you might think that from this semi-sarcastic tone I hated it, but oh contraire, far from. I admit I had low expectations of this film that were completely smashed by the scatter-gun humour of the film. The dialogue is funny and the sarcasm bitingly funny at times, as the top line suggests. Paul Rudd is perfect as the miserable Danny and Sean William Scott is perfectly cast as the free-living, but unfortunate Wheeler.The film manages to tread that fine line between cliché ridden schmaltz Like 27 dresses and refreshingly enjoyable comedies Like Something About Mary with a deft touch, the direction is sure footed and manages to deliver a surprise ending that I would never have guessed from how it began.A laugh out loud comedy that exceeds expectations.