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Bobby is a struggling boxer and bodyguard for his stripper girlfriend. But he hates his work and wants to move up. So he agrees to go to New York City for his boss to help in the delivery for a money laundering scheme. His partner in crime is his best friend Ricky, an obnoxious loudmouth who has seen one too many mafia movies. Bobby tries to keep it cool and get the job done, but Ricky's antics threaten to blow the entire situation. Written by
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Bobby and Ricky are a couple of losers working crummy jobs in Los Angeles. One day, Max hires them to go to New York to make a drop for him, giving them their big chance to move up in the world. Bobby's a hothead who's doing it to help his girlfriend quit her stripping job, Ricky's a major screwup who doesn't know when to shut his mouth.
No point going into the plot deeply - there isn't much point to this story anyway. The two blunder their way through the job and make out alright in the end. The ending is supposed to make us feel good about the pair.
Jon Favreau directs and stars as Bobby. Comedy is all about timing, and the director just doesn't have a good sense of it. The jokes tend to either slip by barely noticed or they hammer you over the head til it hurts. Vince Vaughn is particularly annoying as Ricky. His talkative imbecile schtick wears thin about a third of the way through the movie.
Mildly entertaining at best.
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