February 10, 2013
Ignore the Critics...This is FUNNY and Worth Your Movie Dollar
I saw this before I saw it was getting poor reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. I am not low brow or immune to wise counsel of critics generally, but sometimes, especially with comedies, they cannot seem to remove the Critic's Poll from the rears. This does NOT have a perfectly logical script. Logical scripts and hilarity rarely go hand in hand. This does NOT exist in a vacuum and refrain from hitting ideas hit before in other buddy road-trip movies. This IS funny as hell, and moreover, it is further proof that you can pretty much watch Melissa McCarthy do anything and be a side splitter. She reminded me at times of Jack Black, John Belushi, and was other times just herself. She is pure genius, and Jason Bateman is a classic "straight man" who steps just far enough out of that confinement to stand up for everyday working stiffs and show there is real heart and humor in most of us.
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