Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Review

This is one of those 89 minute "classics;" a movie you know isn't going to be good but it still entertains.  It's a goofball comedy that is not realistically written at all.  None of the characters are believable and the situation is just absurd.  But it works.  I've seen lots of movies like this that just fall completely flat.  This one delivers.  I spent most of the time laughing.  And that's all you're supposed to do in this situation.  For the type of movie it is, it has an absolute all-star cast.  All you have to do is turn off your brain and get in the mood for something like Billy Madison or anything by Chris Farley.  Yeah, it's predictable and nothing special, but the jokes are actually very funny and somewhat unexpected in spots.  The only thing I could have really done without was the Will Ferrel cameo.  The whole "making the obvious in a weird situation funny" isn't actually funny anymore.

See it.  It's only 89 minutes and a few of that is the closing credits.  If time is your currency and laughs are the product, you get a really good value for this one.

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