Thursday, February 24, 2011
New Movie Friday
"Hall Pass" - Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate
Two best buds (Wilson and Sudeikis) each get receive a week off from marriage and attempt to relive their glory days. I love Wilson, Fischer, and especially Sudeikis. Love them. But nothing about this seems inspired. More to the point, what the heck happened to the Farrelly brothers? Their first three films were "Dumb and Dumber" (one of my favorite comedies of all time), "Kingpin" (truly underrated genius in its own right), and "There's Something About Mary" (my personal introduction to smart comedy). If you'd told me in 1998, fresh off the heels of "Mary", that 13 years later, I'd still be waiting for the next significant Farrelly Brothers movie, I'd have slapped you in public (I won't tolerate liars). And yet, that's exactly the world I find myself in now. Weird.