This is a comedy that shows us that love has nothing to do with perfection. After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of ... See full summary »
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Rusty (Hatosy) starts to pursue a path to a more meaningful life, thanks to his connection to Bob (Goldblum), the boyfriend of his mother, Mary (Lynch). His new take on life causes friction with his best friend, Dallas (Cann), and both men find their friendship pushed to its breaking point, causing them to make life-changing decisions.
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
This is a comedy that shows us that love has nothing to do with perfection. After losing the woman of his dreams, Anderson is convinced he'll never fall in love again. But at the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a dissatisfied waitress named Katie and an innocent dare evolves into the kind of love that both have been looking for all along. Written by
I saw a screener of this movie in New York when it was listed as "Untitled Michael Ian Black Comedy." The first scene, when I saw Jason Biggs wearing cupid wings and hot pants, i thought to myself, "oh god, another American pie piece of crap." But I was fortunately wrong, and this was a great, original comedy. Tons of twists and just spectacular situations that couldn't work with other directors.
The ensemble cast is excellent-- Ebon Moss Bacharach as Matador, the lovable but slightly frightening circus-freak wannabe steals many of the scenes, just as he does in "Champions", Joe Pantoliano's role as a Buddhist prison inmate and father of the bride is hilarious, and Rob Cordry's cameo as a gay cop is just fantastic.
The last time I laughed so much at a movie was "Little Miss Sunshine," which is a film this should be compared to instead of romantic "comedies" like 'Along came Polly' or '40 days and 40 nights' like the screener description suggested.
This is a hilarious and well written piece from Michael Ian Black, and although I love it, it doesn't use the 'Stella'-like tricks of humor. They could change the title, but otherwise it is completely original and great. A must see.
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