Jim and Dave are brothers. They haven't spoken in years and don't like each other very much, but are forced to come together for a week when their dad dies in Kansas City. Alonzo Mourning ... See full summary »
When Jim - a disenchanted yet highly popular college professor - learns of his father's death, he must track down his deadbeat brother Dave and deliver him to the funeral. Upon arrival, ... See full summary »
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
There is reference to a company, "Cardiff Giant". The Cardiff Giant was a hoax conceived by George Hull, a confirmed atheist, after having an argument with a fundamentalist minister about the existence of "Giants in the Earth" as referenced in the book of Genesis. In 1868 he built a 10 foot carved statue, treated to look ancient and buried it. A year later, when workers were hired to dig a well on his property in Cardiff, NY the statue was discovered. A great public discussion ensued as Christian Fundamentalists defended the statue as proof of the giants. The debate went on long enough for Hull to make over $20,000 - charging 50 cents to peek at the "historic artifact". See more »
In the painting scene, during the "isn't it fun to paint" exchange between Vaughn and the little girl, Vaughn has partially painted the ashtray; in the next shot, the ashtray is unpainted and no paint is on the table; in the following shot it is partially painted again. See more »
Cali to New York
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas (as Black Eyed Peas) featuring De La Soul
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Posdnous (as Kelvin Mercer), Trugoy The Dove (as Dave Jolicoeur) and George Pajon Jr. (as George Pajon)
Published by Will.i.am Music, T-Girl Music L.L.C./Daisy Age Music/Kricket Spit Publishing,
El Cubano (admin. by North Hudson Music, Inc.)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
After hearing about this, I knew I had to check it out after Swingers, which was an interesting movie in itself, but not hugely funny. Made is definitely one of the funniest movies Ive seen in a few years. It's not obviously funny, or vulgar humour. Its the little exchanges and facial expressions of Jon Favreau and Vinvce Vaughn that really light this movie up.
Lets face it, the cinematography isnt the best, or the editing, but the script and the combined subtle talents of the two leads will have you snorting with mirth in nearly every scene. Their chemistry is perfect, and cant remember seeing such chemistry since Lemmon/Matthau in their countless movies together. The gratingly annoying Vaughn bounces off Favreaus retiring dry humour incredibly well.
I can see people not liking this. The audience has to do a little bit of work to stay with the humour, which can be a small look that is missed if you blink. The plot itself is a little tired, but the two leads made it work, at least for me
9/10, fave film of the year so far.
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