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Role Models (2008)

 -  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>

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Danny and Wheeler were just sentenced to 150 hours mentoring kids. Worst idea ever. See more »

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,330,145 (UK) (9 January 2009)

Gross:

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

Before Danny proposes, Wheeler tells him that they have to be at Blue Valley Middle School. Blue Valley is the name of the actual middle school that Paul Rudd attended in Overland Park, Kansas. See more »

Goofs

When Danny has just been dumped and he starts his last School Speech, he takes the microphone off the stand to speak, yet after he has thrown it to the ground it reappears on the stand. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Man, why do you bow for that guy?
Augie Farks: Because he's the king, and he rules the entire realm.
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Danny: Is that when he is or isn't whacking it to The Sims?
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney (2010) See more »

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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
7 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Move over Superbad and Knocked Up. The guys from The State, The Ten, and Wet Hot American Summer have outdone themselves tenfold. I saw a preview screening a little less than a month ago, going in with no expectations. Paul Rudd's never written a movie before, but I enjoy Ken Marino and David Wain's work so I knew it would at least be amusing. Wow was I wrong. From start to finish, every line was perfectly written with perfect delivery from Rudd and company.

If this movie isn't a hard R, it's going to suck big time. The movie's raunchiness is its best quality, and I can't wait to see it a couple more times on opening weekend.

Extremely recommended for everybody.


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