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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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big brother | jail | drink | love | larp | See All (285) »

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I am not a ROLE MODEL. 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

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

Danny: I'm in a rut, we're in a rut. Let's shake things up. I have an idea, let's get married! I don't have a ring...
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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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Loved it!
17 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a free screening last night, and by the time the movie was over, I was hoarse because I laughed so much. And these weren't just little laughs, but big guffaws. The whole audience was laughing through the whole movie. The previews are funny, but this is one instance where they don't show the only funny parts of the movie in the previews. Paul Rudd is a great actor, in general, and he really shines in this movie. The movie is hysterical, raunchy, and touching. Kudos to Rudd, Wain, and Merino. I really hope that this movie gains a lot of ground through the great buzz it is currently getting. It deserves that buzz.


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