Written July 07, 2010
I'm not a prude - I don't mind some raunchy humor, I don't mind some bad language, and I understand naked women are put in most movies because of some union rule in Hollywood. This movie is a new level of exploitation. The usual stripper scenes, shrill girlfriends, women who are ordered by men to have sex with other strange men and agree. A woman rapes a man with a sex toy and it's laughed off. They glorify anal rape in a music video. The women in this movie were disgusting and they are made to do and say terrible things. Do people anywhere speak or act like this? I know, it's a movie, not real life, but if you abused any other group of people the way they abuse women in these films, there would be an uproar. The movie was not funny. It left me incredibly depressed. They try to redeem 2 hours of glorifying addiction with a 5 minute speech at the end about how bad it is to live like that. No need to tell me - you showed me with these garbage.
Written May 19, 2010
I had such high hopes for this movie. Trailers rocked! But this SNL sketch wannabe was too long, too stupid, and just not funny enough to warrant the $50 for ticket, parking, popcorn and soda. I think the best casting was Puffy and Byrne as the love interest. Jonah Hill's idiot wife was not convincing as a doctor. Jonah Hill was not convincing at all...he aint no actor...he belongs on Mad TV or SNL. Russel Brand was ok but I think he needed a better script. Fuzzy wall scene was only smart humor in the movie. I actually found myself dozing off in the middle of the movie and I NEVER doze off in the middle of the day. Imagine The Hangover with a bad cast a worse script. The movie really sucked. Sorry folks. I really thought it would be a runaway hit. The only runaways were the moviegoers running to the exits. Never seen so many leave a movie midway.
Written June 18, 2010
I dunno know what was worse, the movie or the free "sex show" I had going on in front of me since I guess they though the movie was bad too.
Written June 08, 2010
Coming in to this movie I expected vomit, tripping out, and a bunch of laughs. What I got was that and so much more. Who would have thought Russell Brand actually knew what he was doing? He makes this movie something to remember by giving a genuwine performance. The laughs are there, but there is emotional depth hiding on top of the layers of drunken-drug addicted filth. A highly recommended film to anyone who can laugh and take a message in as well.
Written July 03, 2010
Underneath,this is smart comedy. Why do they have to get so REPETITIVELY vulgar.We don't need it,and a depraved minority loves it. Especially Byrnes character!Great lesson if you can get past the slime to grasp it.