Sorry, PC-Affected Outraged, But This Is Out There, And Hilarious
Simply: If you liked Jim Carey's dark turn in 'The Cable Guy' you'll
dig this slice of bittersweet blackness.
This is Seth Rogan's 'Cable Guy'.
Nearly as entertaining as the film was reading the numerous 'offended'
reviews on here.
Put me off for a while, did these modernist sensitive souls until I
remembered that audiences are so used to everything put on a plate and
labelled for them these days that anything which remotely challenges
them to think, or ask questions of their own boundaries suffers from a
violent/distressed reaction as witnessed all over these pages.
Boy, I can only imagine the spasms felt by Disgusted of Diggstown as
this one swung in under the radar and delivered multiple strikes to the
I won't bore with plot - plenty written of it, you'll have the picture
by now. I'll just say what a joy it was to realise I was watching a
gradually-unfolding under-rated gem (yes, utterly destined to be a
continually-referenced cult classic).
It's both subtle, and outright rude. Consistently jaw-dropping whether
it be quipped line or scene or theme.
By the time I was fully immersed in the madness I was totally ready for
the last half-hour or so which made me laugh harder and more abundantly
than any film I can remember in recent time.
As far as this chuckling reviewer is concerned Seth Rogan pulled it off
- I did, startlingly, feel a warmth towards his crazed bi-polar
degenerate by the end, so hats off to him big time.
This is dark comedy at its best - sneaking upon you with such deadly
intent and striking you with such a cacophony so raucous your head will
be ringing with guilt/laughter/admiration/awe for days.
Like being assaulted by a shark rattling off Bill Hicks lines while
Nirvana jam in your living room.
Eight and a half. Give it a chance; it's hidden class..
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i love the movie stomp the yard.
alex_1234567 watch Jump Offs movie
this movie was the one of the funniest things ever by seth, cant wait for the green hornet .
cdrom1 watch Squatter's Rights movie
funniest da,m movie ever .
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ozzy252 watch Fatal Beauty movie
its a great movie.
This movies is the funniest movie for white people absolutely comedy all the way! Haha(:.
this is an awesome movie :D.
Seth Rogen hardens his Hanna-Barbera face to become what he's never been before: Damn scary. Fiendishly misanthropic, unnervingly funny and dangerously subversive, Jody Hill hybridizes "Taxi Driver" into a satire of major laughs and grim subtext..
funniest movie ever made, seth rogen is hilarious.
This one was way darker than I thought it would be. Not a terrible movie, but don't go into it expecting a typical comedy..
Great Dark Comedy Few Understood
This film was bashed by many, and from what I can tell it is largely
due to the abusive storyline and maybe Rogen in the lead role. Nott hat
it's his performance, no, Seth Rogen was f*ckin awesome in it. People
came in expecting a light hearted, maybe a tad raunchier version of
"Mall Cop". And that is normally Rogen's roles, as a lovable guy in
general. What people got was something truly different and the real
ugliness of life depicted comically. "Super Bad" in comparison, was a
tale of friendship, excepting new things in life and perhaps above all
the exciting game of sex is not all it may be cracked up to be.
Although by the climax we're sown that occasionally life can give you a
second chance with the drunk girl you almost slept with or the one you
head-butted. All in all "Super Bad" was definitely raunchy, at times
laughably sick-minded with the realism of an 18 year old guy's agenda
but overall it was a film simply depicting the bright side of a new
No this movie, as I've dearly noted, is definitely an acquired taste.
If you want lovable and sugar coated candy-asses that always make the
right decision in the end and live up to your expectations, then this
is not for you at all. Many, like myself, still find the characters
very interesting and easy to immerse yourself in to, but if not your
taste than at h e vey least view it as a perplexing character study of
Ronnie Barnhardt. If you watched it and got the idea it was too
cynical, more than funny even, then my friend you missed the whole
point. The whole theme was the mediocrity of our everyday lives; not
only that but how we often deceive ourselves with an idea of what we
think is better than what we have. And subsequently how our dreams and
friendships can be shattered n an instant.
Let's be real. The average 18 year old dude (alas "Super Bad") does not
hold back banging a hot DRUNK girl offering oral, no matter how 'pure'
and 'innocent' the guy just might be. And as much as I love that film,
I can never let aspect of the story go. "O &R" hits you hard repeatedly
with this basically less surreal outlook on life. This is not a buddy
film, seeing as Dennis (Michael Pena) was the very thing Ronnie stood
against, and the film doesn't make them hug and make up at the climax.
Ray Liotta and Anna Faris were great in the flick as well, just other
examples of how the world can really f*ck with you. We see Ronnie's
dreams, best friend and romanticized view of a more or less skank (if u
will) crash all around him. And yet he picks up the pieces and serves
up some whoop ass justice of his own. Some call Rogen's character
demented. Well, maybe he is to an extent, but don't dilute yourself and
say every gut out there is as innocent and highly moral-principled as
Michael Cera once depicted.
As an added bonus, the soundtrack was awesome and the entire movie is
just funny as hell. "O&R" may or may not someday be recognized for its
boldness, but I definitely recommend it.