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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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They're about to get more than they plea-bargained for. 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:

$67,266,300 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

Ronnie says to Augie "What are you a superhero or something". Augie played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse went on to star in Kick-Ass playing the hero 'Red Mist' and Kick-Ass 2, playing the villian, 'The MotherF'er' See more »

Goofs

In the scene that Ronnie locks Wheeler out of the car it raises suspicion about whether that older model of Bronco has power locks. Later you can see that there is not a power lock switch in the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Can I get a large black coffee?
Barista: A what?
Danny: Large black coffee.
Barista: Do you mean a venti?
Danny: No, I mean a large.
Barista: Venti is large.
Danny: No, venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.
Barista: A venti is a large coffee.
Danny: Really? Says who? Fellini? Do you accept lira or is it all euros now?
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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.141 (2013) See more »

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Love Take Me Down (to the Streets)
Written by Charles Gansa and A.D. Miles
Performed by A.D. Miles
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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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