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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (review)

17 August 2009 8:28 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

It’s possible that this appallingly awful excuse for a raunchy comedy is meant to be satirical, but I suspect it’s merely shockingly incompetent, even grading on the raunchy-comedy curve. Not that it would have worked as satire, either, but the notion makes it slightly easier to explain away what appears to be the concept here: If only we were all as rude, crude, lewd, and selfish as super car salesman Don Ready (Jeremy Piven [RocknRolla], who looks embarrassed to be here, as well he should), America would be great again. Or else it’s the sleazy bigotry and uncontrollable horniness of America that has always made the nation great; the scrawlers of the “script” (Andy Stock and Rick Stempson, who actually put their names to their only previous produced work, the direct-to-dvd Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach) don’t seem to know what they want to say, except »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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First Trailer for Jeremy Piven in ‘The Goods’

2 June 2009 5:00 PM, PDT | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

While most of the country is getting excited for this weekend’s release of The Hangover, there’s another little film also coming out that seems to be a contender for “Comedy of the Year” as well. This film is The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard and it features Entourage star and multiple Emmy winner Jeremy Piven, among others. The first trailer for the film just went up, and it looks like it may just have the star power to drag in the Old School and Role Models audience.

The film is written by Andy Stock and Rick Stempson, who have only one film in their repertoire with the direct-to-dvd comedy Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach starring Sean William Scott. The Goods brings in comedy names like Tony Hale (Arrested Development), David Koechner (Anchorman), and Ken Jeong (Role Models) which, by names alone, could prove to be a pretty funny film. »

- Matt Raub

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