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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted June 11 2013 - 05:07 PM

This is the end could best be described as one of the dirtiest, crudest, off color films that uses hard-R setups in a way that very few films would ever attempt.  There is a segment here in which Danny McBride and James Franco carry on a debate that is one of the most uncomfortable moments for it's language alone I remember..

 

And yes, I laughed my ass off.  It's ridiculous, offensive and the plot is completely ridiculous.. but I admit, a bit like Borat, I found myself cackling along.   The direction here is inventive, the setup is simply silly.. but all of the characters lampoon themselves to unbelievable extent.   There are just no holds barred in how far they go to really lay low their own image as perceived, not as real.. Jonah Hill KILLED me in this.  

 

If you're going in expecting an intricate plot that has a super cohesive story without a ton of plotholes, you're going to be very frustrated.. but if you embrace that this is an off the wall comedy that is designed to be completely full of holes while making you laugh your ass off, prepare for one of the funniest dirty comedies I've seen.

 

This will be "own" material on Blu-Ray for me.

 

Caveat:  more than a few people walked out of my "sneak" screening, specifically at that moment above.. and this will have comedy that may go over the top and really offend some people; but if you can take the joke, it's hard not to laugh.

 

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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Quentin

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Posted June 11 2013 - 05:11 PM

It looks pretty outrageous.  I gotta see MoS first, but I'm anxious to see this.



#3 of 20 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted June 11 2013 - 05:26 PM

James on James Bs positive review, I might go see this.



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Posted June 11 2013 - 05:39 PM

I thought this was absolutely hilarious but I'm a big fan of all the guys in this movie so this thing was almost made for me. Anyone Eastbound & Down fan will definitely want to see Danny McBride being a funny scumbag here too.

 

I avoid trailers as much as possible and I don't watch TV commercials but was there a lot of elements that were not ruined by the ad campaign? If that's the case, I wish more movies would take a lesson from this goofy thing when creating ads.

 

 

There is a segment here in which Danny McBride and James Franco carry on a debate that is one of the most uncomfortable moments for it's language alone I remember..

I don't know what it says about me but I thought that was the funniest bit in the movie by far.



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Posted June 11 2013 - 06:14 PM

Considering I like movies such as...

The Night Porter
YPF
EuroTrip(the safeword bit with Lucy Lawless is priceless)
Caddyshack
Dirty Movie
The Big Tease


I'll probably be the one who thought they could do more, but enjoy it anyway.

#6 of 20 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted June 11 2013 - 06:40 PM

This is one of those movies that I would struggle to rate in any quantifiable way. It's just absolutely bonkers.

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Posted June 11 2013 - 06:50 PM

Considering I like movies such as...

The Night Porter
YPF
EuroTrip(the safeword bit with Lucy Lawless is priceless)
Caddyshack
Dirty Movie
The Big Tease


I'll probably be the one who thought they could do more, but enjoy it anyway.

 

God, I have to admit, Eurotrip is a very up and down movie, but it has a few bits in it that do get me; the entire opening segment with "Johny Didn't Know" with Matt Damon gets me everytime.  That and how far an American Dollar goes in what was East Germany ;)

 

I don't know what it says about me but I thought that was the funniest bit in the movie by far.

 

Yeah, I laughed hard too.. so wild.. but that was the moment a few people fled the pre-screening. 


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Posted June 11 2013 - 07:03 PM

East Germany?

I always thought they ended up in East WhyAmIHereistan...

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted June 11 2013 - 07:37 PM

It was Bratislava. "It's good you came in summer, in winter it can get very depressing."

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Posted June 11 2013 - 09:51 PM

That's right.  FYI, to me the funniest moment in this (spoilers for now)

 

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Posted June 12 2013 - 04:38 AM

That's right.  FYI, to me the funniest moment in this (spoilers for now)

 

Spoiler

That was funny and his

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Posted June 12 2013 - 04:10 PM

Saw it today and laughed so much I was in tears. If only The Hangover 3 had been this funny.


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Posted June 12 2013 - 04:37 PM

Saw it today and laughed so much I was in tears. If only The Hangover 3 had been this funny.


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I was going to see it today, but circumstances prevented me from doing so.  However, I will definitely see it tomorrow.


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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted June 13 2013 - 12:39 PM

Hilarious. Michael Cera steals his scenes.

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Posted June 13 2013 - 01:22 PM

It was alright, not as funny as I thought it was going to be though.


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#16 of 20 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted June 13 2013 - 01:40 PM

I watched it earlier today and thought it was very funny.  It wasn't as funny as some of the hype led me to believe but I still enjoyed the film because I simply never knew where it was going to go next.  I think it's best that no spoilers are given to those walking into the film because there are several twists along the way that you simply don't see coming.  I think the film's need to shock and keep the viewer off guard is one of the reasons it works so well even when it's not making you laugh.  I also thought there was quite a bit of heart during the final scenes (I won't reveal what exactly happens).



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Posted June 13 2013 - 02:57 PM

I also thought there was quite a bit of heart during the final scenes (I won't reveal what exactly happens).

Since both of them do it, I'm guessing that Judd Apatow 'taught' Seth Rogen the value of writing movies that have some heart in the middle of all of the vulgarity. I find the friendships, relationships and the profane way that people talk to each in their various movies (like Freaks And Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Knocked Up, Funny People, Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is The End) to be very similar or at least relatable to many of my own at various points in my life.


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Posted June 13 2013 - 05:32 PM

I agree that they capture the way guys talk to one another much better than most previous filmmakers from the past couple decades.  I think another one that "got it right" was STAND BY ME and look at the dialogue in that one.  I thought the scenes of them

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were exceptionally well done.



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Posted June 24 2013 - 06:43 AM

Michael Cera was the star of this one.

 

I laughed my ass off, had no idea that was the direction this movie would go.



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Posted June 24 2013 - 09:13 AM

It was alright, not as funny as I thought it was going to be though.

 

Same here - firm "C+" territory while I expected at least a "B+":.

 

Too many of the jokes were based on the notion that it's funny to see these actors criticize each others' movies.  It kind of had a "Jay and Silent Bob..." vibe in that way, but it wasn't as much fun.  It also reminded me a bit of "Extras" except the actors didn't real go as "out of character" as they did in that series.

It had some decent laughs - nothing that got me rolling - and was moderately entertaining but it didn't go farther than that for me...


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