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The Other Guys
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:18:02 AM »
The Other Guys

I've liked some of Will Ferrell's movies, though I do think he goes a bit overboard and wild at times.  I was interested in seeing The Other Guys after I first saw the previews. 

In New York City, there are two high profile, somewhat famous cops, who are known for going to any lengths to make an arrest.  The press and public idolize them, as does detective Allen.  He is content to do paperwork at his desk.  His partner, Terry, is anxious to work on a big case and is frequently annoyed by Allen.  When the opportunity arrives for Allen and Terry to work a big case, things don't go well.

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed the movie and I'm thinking I'll be adding it to my movie collection once it is released.  The plot is interesting and entertaining.  Many elements have been done before - cops who don't get along well working together on a big case - but there are also a few elements that are more original.  There is a bit of predictability to what happens even with the few surprises.  With one thing that happened, I was really shocked.  That thing is really funny too.  There is a lot of humor to the movie and most of it works really well.  Some of what is done to add humor is a bit silly, but that works with what is going on.  Allen and Terry both say and do funny things, though Allen is a bit more subdued than Terry.  There are a few gross jokes and a few suggestive jokes.  The movie ends up with a decent amount of action for a comedy.  There are chases and fights and several explosions.  The action scenes are done well and balanced well with the comedy.  The violence isn't too extreme, though it might bother some people. 

Relationships do turn up without receiving a lot of attention or distracting from the main plot.  Allen is married, though his relationship with his wife is a bit different.  Terry has issues with a former girlfriend that he is still interested in.  The characters really aren't developed that much, though Terry and Allen end up being really entertaining.  Will Ferrell is more restrained overall.  Mark Wahlberg does really well with his part and with comedy.  Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson are in a few scenes as the two celebrity cops.  They were really outrageous, but I would have liked to have seen a bit more of them.  Michael Keaton does well as Terry and Allen's Captain who has a second job at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

I really enjoyed this movie and think it is one of the funnier movies I've seen in a while.  It is definitely worth seeing, especially for fans of the cast.



I did get a review posted on Epinions if anyone wants to take a look.

The Other Guys

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Re: The Other Guys
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 12:02:24 PM »
I cannot wait to see this!!

Its Adam Mckay directing and Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg in!!!!!  :laugh: Its like a dream! (well.... not Mckay and Farrell working together...but you know what I mean)