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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>

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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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7 November 2008 (USA)  »

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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

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

During Danny's party at work, an extra (a black man with dreads) can be seen standing behind him while he's speaking. When the camera switches angles the same man is seen walking in front of Danny, and when the camera cuts back to the original angle, the man is back where he originally was. See more »

Quotes

Gayle Sweeny: Oh, and F.Y.I., you're playing on this girl's court now, okay? So you're playing by her rules.
Wheeler: Are you the coach?
Gayle Sweeny: I am the coach. I'm the coach and I'm the point guard, I'm the two forwards, the center, and I'm the other guard. I'm the entire organization.
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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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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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