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Role Models (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  7 November 2008 (USA)
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Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

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Storyline

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I am not a ROLE MODEL. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Brothers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,167,085 (USA) (7 November 2008)

Gross:

£8,130,392 (UK) (13 February 2009)
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Trivia

Many lines in the film were improvised. The writers did constant rewrites and came up with ideas during filming but had to stop because of the 2007 Writers Guild strike. See more »

Goofs

When Danny flips and gives his speech about how life sucks and his dead end job, he walks off stage at the end holding a can of "Minotaur", when the angle cuts to a wider view, Danny is no longer holding the can and the stage floor is clear. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Ronnie Shields: Suck it, "Reindeer Games"!
Danny: I'm not Ben Affleck.
Ronnie Shields: You white, then you Ben Affleck.
Wheeler: You *are* white.
Danny: That's true, I am white.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits, we cut back to Gayle Sweeny repeating her suggestive use of a hot-dog toward Jim Stansel (continuously pushes the end out of its bun while he sticks it back in). See more »

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I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You
Written by Black Kids
Performed by Black Kids
Courtesy of Almost Gold Recordings and Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Yes it is funny
3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a comedy this movie delivers. I review movies for my part time job and after seeing 10+ movies a week, you get pretty numb to most of the stuff out there. This is one of the few comedies I've laughed out loud at in a while. There are lots of funny scenes throughout that kept me laughing the entire movie, instead of most comedies that just have lots of hit and miss scenes. This is up there Adam McKay's stuff, and better than most Happy Madison films.

Many people have given this movie a bad review/rating based on its lack of story. Um sorry to break the news to you, but comedies are about one thing - humor. The story is only a background element to make a comedy, same as every other comedy out there. You rate a drama based on its story, not a comedy.


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