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Pretty funny movie!! Great one to watch if you want to pass some time!! It will have you cracking up just minutes in. CHEERS! :)
Great movie - lots of laughs!
i loved this movie! Funny as hell!
hey guys, haven't been on here in years. What's new? I just saw a sneak preview of Role Models a few days ago and I must say it is amazing. Paul Rudd is awesome along with Sean William Scott. So have fun with that!


'Role Models'
Directed by David Wain
Universal Pictures/Relativity Media

Another few months, another R-rated comedy from the never-ending, opportunistic Judd Apataw gang. The man himself has no major credit in Role Models, but the blueprint he layed out with The 40 Year-Old Virgin is present in all of his posse's various ventures, and aside from Tropic Thunder (which I didn't like), the last few years have seen R-rated comedies officially risen from the dead.

Jason Segel took his turn earlier this year (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and with a major writing credit and starring role, this feels like Paul Rudd's chance to step into the spotlight himeself with a frequently funny, but mostly one-note comedy that should fit right with the fans of Superbad, Knocked Up, and Pineapple Express.

Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) travel around to schools convincing kids to become addicts - not to drugs - but to "Minotaur", a green sugar-boost energy drink. Danny hates his job - along with pretty much everything else, while Wheeler tries to justify dressing up as a minotaur for the rest of his life, playing Stiffler in his off-hours.

As you well know, the two are involved in an incident which lands them with two choices: 30 days in jail, or 150 hours of community service at Sturdy Wings, a mentorship program devoted to socially inept children.

Danny gets to spend his time with Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), better known as McLovin, while Wheeler gets Ronny, a "mature" 10 year-old African American boy that (judging by your tastes) is either the most obnoxious or funniest character ever written and portrayed on screen - I suppose I fall in the middle on that thought.

Like most of the Apataw or Apataw-induced/mentored comedies - Role Models begins with ridiculous characters who become more and more human and three-dimensional as the film goes along. We saw it with the outlandish Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and we see it here with pretty much every character, but more specifically the four stars of the movie.

Role Models is packed full of really funny moments, don't get me wrong, and for the most part the script is absolutely over-flowing with random pop-culture references. The best line in the movie is probably when Danny asks Ronny to pick them up in two hours and Ronny replies, "Fuck you, Ms. Daisy!".

Unfortunately, Role Models takes a few detours that didn't get me to rate this as high as it probably deserves to be. For one, the afore-mentioned Ronny - in his most over-the-top introduction and subsequent few days with Wheeler - is a bit of a nuisance. There is no way any kid would act the way he does, and then when Wheeler makes a mistake later in the film, it's like blasphemy which appeared to be a perfect example of a double-standard. Secondly, the finale goes on a bit too long, although very funny, and it's almost entirely predictable - all loose ends will be tied up and all romances will be firmly intact.

This is a very funny movie, and I have no doubt that in a few weeks or so, it will be a pretty big success (especially with all of the screenings Universal is pumping out this early). However, I noticed a handful of jokes that didn't work for me, and it doesn't break any new ground whatsoever - sticking to the blueprint of the current Apataw plan exclusively. I suppose just being funny isn't entirely enough anymore.
Role Models Review by 'The Evil Leaper'

I saw the pre-screening for this movie last night, and I couldn't wait to login here and write a review. This movie was so extremely hilarious that by the time you were done wiping the tears from your eyes, you had already missed another funny line. I don't mean to overhype, but I seriously hadn't laughed this hard since '40 Year-Old virgin'.

Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott make a perfect duo and are always playing off each other perfectly. Also, if Abigail Breslin deserved an Oscar nomination then Bobb'e J. Thompson (who plays Ronnie) should be preppin his acceptance speech. His dirty little mouth is comedy gold. Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin) plays Augie and brings all his Superbad nerdiness to the extreme in this movie.

There were a few stale parts here and there, but seriously what movies don't? I would highly recommend this movie to anyone. We'll be quoting this movie for a long time after it's release.
This film continues the ongoiong tradition of Paul Rudd movies being hilarious while maintaining a sensitivity that, even though we've now seen this many times, never gets old. Although this is not a Judd Apatow picture, director David Wain successfully creates a subtle, film, resistant of too much, "in your face", energy conforming to the joyful mold of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Wain, along with Rudd, Ken Marino and Timothy Dowling do a great job with the script as well which allows all actors involved to shine in their own parts, even Seann William Scott who proves that some actors just need a good script to show their worth. However, the movie belongs to Paul Rudd especially, with very strong supporting roles from the always funny Jane Lynch and rising star Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The cohesion of the cast, and the side-splitting situations, especially those of Paul Rudd and Christopher Mintz-Plasse further this golden age of adolescent-male comedy.
Very funny movie. I like Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott. So I expected to have fun--I wasn't disappointed. A bit of KISS (the band), Knighthood, energy drinks and pre-teen/teen angst. Enjoy the mix!
If you're idea of funny of hilarious includes a foul-mouthed, profanity-spewing, f-bomb throwing ten-year old, then Role Models, a formulaic buddy comedy co-written and directed by David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, the "State" comedy troupe), the same writer-director who brought moviegoers The Ten, ten vignettes loosely structured around the Ten Commandments, last year, will probably get a kick out of Role Models, a raunch-filled buddy comedy. If, however, you checked out The Ten and found it, at best, uneven, and at worst, execrable, then you should probably skip Role Models and find another way to spend your hard-earned money.

Danny Donahue (Paul Rudd, who also co-wrote) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) are energy drink salesmen who travel around local schools to lecture children about the evils of drug abuse while pitching their product, Minotaur. Danny does most of the talking. Wheeler fills out the Minotaur costume, gives the occasional cheer, and serves as Danny's foil on their drives to and from schools in their Minotaur monster truck. While the skirt-chasing, hard-drinking Wheeler loves his job (it's a stress-free paycheck), Donahue wants more out of life. After "celebrating" ten years at the energy-drink company, Donahue proposes to his girlfriend, Beth (Elizabeth Banks), a lawyer getting restless at Donahue's inability to commit to a more permanent commitment (i.e., marriage).

After Beth rejects his impromptu marriage proposal, a distraught Donahue, hopped up on energy drinks, gives a speech extolling the virtues of drug use to high schoolers. Fleeing the high school, he crashes the Minotaur truck into a statue on school grounds. Charged with several felonies, Donahue and Wheeler must complete 150 hours of community service in a month's time or face jail time. Donahue and Wheeler "volunteer" to be "Bigs" to "Littles" in a Big Brother-type foundation, Sturdy Wings. By the luck of the draw or, more likely, the machinations of the foundation's director, Gayle Sweeney (Jane Lynch), Donahue becomes a Big to Augie Farks (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a socially awkward, introspective teen geek who runs around in a cape and carries a foam sword around (he's into sword-and-sorcery costume playing). Wheeler gets a profanity-spewing, pint-sized, ten-year old, Ronnie Shields (Bobb'e J. Thompson).

From there, it's one gag- and joke-filled joke after another, after another, and after another. Rudd and Wain satirize or, to be more accurate, attempt to satirize, everything from energy drinks to volunteer organizations to uncaring parents to role-playing games. Everything is held up for vicious mockery, with the exception of the gentle spoof Rudd and Wain save for seventies rock band KISS. Wheeler's love for KISS extends to a KISS pinball game inside his apartment and the four leads dressing up as KISS during the climactic scene. The jokes are, by turns, crude, vulgar, obscene, and, more often than not, obvious. The crudity extends to overusing Ronnie and his penchant for F-bombs and women's breasts for "R-rated" humor.

Still, given Rudd and Wain's previous effort, The Ten, a woefully unfunny comedy that featured an entire sketch about prison rape (it's even more excruciating to sit through than it sounds), Role Models is practically a comedic masterpiece. Of course, Rudd and Wain couldn't help themselves and included another joke about prison rape, but at least it's just that: one joke among others. Rudd and Wain were also smart enough to let Role Models ride on the chemistry between the leads. While Bobb'e J. Thompson gives a weak performance (he's ten acting like he's 20 after all), Seann William Scott plays true to man-child type, Rudd manages to give Donahue an inner life (yes, you read that correctly), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse makes his geek, cosplay-obsessed character warmly sympathetic, McLovin-style (i.e., his much-lauded performance in Superbad).
Homophobic. Film perpetuates over and an over the idea that the worst possible thing that could happen to anyone in the world would be to turn out gay. This false premise the writers (who I saw a Q&A with at the LA film school) use in lieu of actual comedy. It's as false as the world they present to us that exists only in their heads - like that all gays want in your pants, that gays can only win by cheating and that all people innately unworthy also have a desire to have a big dick shoved up their ass (as though that's even a bad thing.) The film represents no realistic gay character as if real gays don't exist, but does have lots of characters that play on antiquated sissy gay stereotypes of films of the past (all their gay"ish" characters either lack morals preying upon kids sexually, cheating -the king in the Laire game cheats and then later cops a feel of Paul Rudd's face when the character is forced to beg him for something. The nerd kid's parents only disapprove of their child playing live D&D because they think he's gay (and seriously, do you know many D&D nerds who are gay??? Medieval times is the invention of straight people who liked to pretend gays didn't exist then either.) Then at the end upon the elation that the boy is not gay, the dad or step-dad is glad and says "Well is not as gay as I thought it would be." The movie had very funny moments, but pummeled me consistently at least every 8 minutes with another gay bashing joke. It was like seeing a funny, but racist comedian do his act dropping nigger comfortably AND often and making me cringe and actually starting to scare me. It uses the word faggot without any hesitation at all over and over. With anti-gay legislation in every state's congresses these days, with gays still not serving openly in the military, and with boys and girls still getting maimed to death by murdering gay haters - are these jokes actually funny? Or is it actually that it's more like being at a gay-hating rally where people get really excited about being bigoted and cheer on the douche-bags on screen who hate gays too. The movie says - look, I ain't perfect, but I'm still better than you because I wasn't born gay. It made me sick to my stomach to watch and I almost walked out, but I was there as a special guest and felt I had to stay. I didn't comment at the end because I actually thought that after hearing that audience laugh at all those jokes - I didn't want to disturb them into voting Yes on Prop 8 because I played the "gay victim" card by asking the question to the writers who claim they considered how far was too far with elements of the film....I wanted to ask them whether they considered the negative gay portrayals going too far? And do they realize how offensive it was? If you played a drinking game and did a shot for every homophobic moment in this movie - you might actually die. I love comedy and to me - no subject is off limits, but these characters and the general tone in this film is homophobic and I hope the writers of this film and the studio that made it will consider a critical re-analysis of this film with this in mind and yeah, I hope they re-cut it. It doesn't need the male-bonding via mutual homophobia.
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