From the creative mind that brought you "Role Models", "Wanderlust", "The State" and "Wet Hot American Summer" comes "Wainy Days", the award winning series about David Wain's (slightly) ... See full summary »
The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.
Abbie (Ramya Pratt) is the centre of her mom Chandre's (Janeane Garofalo) world. Their days are full of time spent together. Going to the beach, visiting the aquarium, this pair is always on the move. Always.
I think this movie is misunderstood, both in its execution and its intent, and most viewers see it through a thick filter of their own biases. Personally, I wouldn't classify it as a comedy, although overall it's very funny. Because it's a Comedy Central production, the fact that it's made for TV tends to lower expectations, but even with that, it deserves to be evaluated on its own terms for what it is rather than what everyone thought it should be.
I found the movie quite by accident. I watch a lot of Comedy Central and turned it on 15 minutes after it started and got hooked by its unconventionality and lack of self-consciousness. Many of the particular criticisms people have pointed out are true, and its faults are numerous: it's somewhat formulaic, it strays greatly from its source, some of the characters are gratuitously two-dimensional. But there's some gold glittering in the pan. The dialog is clever and the acting is good. I'm not at all familiar with the cast, but the actors all look like they're having a good time. Even though the plot was driven to a `good students versus the evil dean' conclusion, that wasn't at all the point of the story.
I haven't been in college in blah-blah-blah years, and I wasn't part of the dorm scene when I was, but I damn sure wish I'd been a part of the P&C.
Final comment: They say in the movie, porn is fun, and fried chicken is great, so it's gotta be fantastic when you combine them. No argument from me, especially when a robust social-philosophical debate is put in the mix. That's a party for me: Porn, chicken, philosophy, and beer. Mmmm. Now that's good times.
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