Written August 11, 2012
I am a politically minded figure, and right off the bat I know that this would have a fairly liberal bias to it, something that I did not find detrimental, but I am just warning those who want to catch the flick. Aside from this, I expected quite a lot from this film, based most in fact that having Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis starring side by side probably meant that there would be no shortage of laughs. As is, the movie does not disappoint, though I would not say that it was a comedic powerhouse. The bottom line, if I had a choice to rent it, or buy it, I would side with renting it despite the fact that it is worth a watch in theaters.
Written November 04, 2012
I took my wife and adult daughter to this movie. There were several parts in the movie where we laughed until we cried. However, this is definitely not for children. There were way too many f bombs and other bathroom humor that could have been eliminated and still have a funny movie. It seems too many movie directors and writers these days think they have to do that just to get an R rating.
If you are a fan of Will and Zach's style of humor, you will like this movie. The plot is OK if not predictable, but still many laugh out loud moments.
Overall, I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars for the entertainment value, but a thumbs down for the gross language.
Jim in NH
Written August 21, 2012
It is what it is.....................a Will and Zach movie. Pretty raunchy but funny in many parts. But, not really realistic. Good light hearted fun though. I enjoyed it!!
Written August 13, 2012
The good : Hillarious. Zach Galifianakis does a great job with his character, and is the perfect straight man to Will Ferrell. The audience was roaring scene after scene. This is an excellent comedy that will keep you laughing through most of the movie.
The bad : Will Ferrell plays the same role he's played in every other Will Ferrell moviel; there's nothing new here. Like many comedies the laughs taper off towards the end.
Conclusion : if you liked Talledega Nights or you are a Zach Galifianakis fan (bonus for both), then you will be in tears.
Written July 28, 2014
I was worried that this would not be all that funny, but it really was. Lots of laughs. You won't regret spending your money on seeing this.