Wishing These Were My Role Models
November 12, 2008
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The film Role Models hit theaters Friday, Nov. 7, and I have to say that it was a blast. The movie performed better than expected and I never felt bored throughout the entire 99 minutes. Role Models is like a cross between Daddy Day Care and Superbad (which means that it’s definitely not a kid movie), but in all honestly it works. The movie is written extremely well and the acting is more than satisfactory.
Paul Rudd (Knocked Up) plays Danny Donahue and Shawn William Scott (American Pie) plays Wheeler Gunders. Together they make a great combination and have amazing chemistry, which shows on the big screen. Rudd gives a great performance, and William Scott seems to have moved up in his acting career to broaden his talents to more serious and less immature comedic roles. To be quite honest, I think that the film is one of William Scott’s best performances. Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad’s McLovin’) who plays Augie Farks and Bobb’e J. Thompson who plays Ronnie, also deserve applause for their comedic acting. All actors in the movie pull their own weight, and in the end, create a fantastic movie. Goes to show how good acting can go a long way.
There is a laugh written into almost every scene, which helps keeps the film entertaining, but the aspect of morals and lessons is also well established in the movie. The way the film mixes both comedy and morals is incredible, and there seems to be no flaws to point out about it.
Another aspect of the movie that I give credit to is its ability to blend. For example, no matter how awkward or corny the movie seems to be heading, once the awkward part arrives, it does not feel out of place, and fits right in.
In the end, the movie is highly exciting and funny, and is now on my DVD list. Role Models is one of the best comedies that I have seen in a while and leaves its audience happy in the end. I highly recommend watching the film in theaters; it truly deserves your money. Role Models is definitely getting an “A” grade in my book. Definitely a must-see!