The Other Guys is a great movie. However,for a detective movie,it more resembles the TV police reality show COPS rather than most other detective movies or a TV mystery series. See it at your own risk.
Just OK....Maybe the screenplay F. Scott Fitzgerald never wrote?
Reviewed by KHL for Winter Passing at 2009-02-05 12:31:27
This movie, kind of like Lars and the Real Girl, blends drama with moments of comedy, and the overall effect is confusing and ultimately disappointing. Ed Harris and Zooey Deschanel are good in their respective screwed-up father-daughter roles, but the story is kind of plodding. This could have been more of a truly searing drama, if they hadn't interjected Will Ferrell's role as the goofy, weirdo man-servant to Ed Harris, who dropped out of a Christian rock band because they 'were going too ska'...!
The story is reminiscent of a sad F. Scott Fitzgerald story in many ways.
Top 10 in Most Quotable Movies Ever Made
Reviewed by KHL for Zoolander at 2009-01-06 14:54:55
However, I've seen this movie about 2o times...but still!
Some will love it, some will hate it. This movie was lost in the 9-11 tragedy, having been released very shortly afterwards, and thus received very little press at the time. It's basically an extenuation of the short, and hilariously funny, bits that Ben Stiller did for the VH1 Fashion Awards in the late 90s...Derek Zoolander, male model, dimwit, and ultimate world-saver. Great "supporting" cast of Owen Wilson, Will Farrell, Christine Taylor (Stiller's real-life wife), and a surprising little cameo by the fashion man himself, David Bowie ("it's a walk-off!")
I would list the quotes, but unless you've seen the flick, they would sound utterly stupid, and you can see them by going online anywhere else. Only just..."Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he's a cool dude"...
Deserves a Woof but I still like it
Reviewed by littlesam1 for Boat Trip at 2008-10-24 12:08:31
If any movie deserves a woof rating on here then Boat Trip is that movie. Its so bad that I really like it. I gave it three stars because I have watched it several times and have to laugh each time. It not well written. Its not directed well. The acting is way over the top. And its treatment of sterotypes is embarrassing. But I still get like it. I can't explain why.
Print shirts with polyester suits... bad hair... jazz flute... misogyny. Plenty of reasons to dislike the 1970s, and a lot of reasons to enjoy the spoofs in this extremely light comedy. Christina Applegate is suprisingly fun to watch as the brave anchorwoman who battles the male-dominated newsroom in her climb up the career ladder.