Written September 01, 2014
Had high hopes this would turn out like the movie "The Change Up" with Jason Bateman, unfortunately I was greatly disappointed. My husband and I got up and left 50 mins into the movie and we both agreed it felt like we had been there for 2 hours already.
Written September 30, 2014
If you're looking for a romp with multiple "laugh out loud" scenes, good coherence
of plot and a bit of appropriately placed sentimentality, this is your film!
Melissa McCarthy is brilliantly funny using both her physical comedy and her well-honed
stand-up ad lib skills to supply the films biggest laughs; this only works playing off Jason Bateman's straight man act, whcih is the best in the business after Ben Stiller.
T.I,, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonetreet all deliver good performances in supporting roles
with some character depth, while John Cho and Amanda Peet, good actors in thier own right, cannot overcome the shallowness of their scripted roles.
All in all this is a fun movie I would highly reccomend.
Written February 19, 2013
It was funny, I will give it that.
What I like to do when rating movies is to use a scale like "Must see" and "Wait for Video" and "No Way In Hell". This movie is a solid "Wait for Video". Although I enjoyed the film, laughed quit a bit, it was kinda predictable. Melissa McCarthy stole the main role from Jason Bateman in this film by just plain being funnier. Jason had his moments and you do feel for the guy but Melissa was a riot.
I think I will create a new category just because of this film - "Definitely Rent It When It Comes Out For Video".
Written October 24, 2014
This movie had my daughter laughing so loud I thought we were going to get kicked out of the theater. It was funny throughout the entire movie, not just one section. It was predictable but you enjoyed it.
Written October 23, 2014
This movie was very funny and enjoyable...except for the tasteless, crude, and not needed motel scene. Totally not needed and spoiled the entire movie for me.