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Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

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Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own. Written by J. Rieper

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Safety Never Takes A Holiday. See more »

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Rated PG for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$31,832,636 (USA) (18 January 2009)

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$20,819,129 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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The movie was supposed to be taking place at the West Orange Pavilion Mall in New Jersey during the Christmas shopping season. Several windows depicted bathing suits, bikinis and even summer wear in their windows, along with beach towels, (part of the movie was filmed at the Burlington (MA) Mall during the summer), whereas other stores, such as Macy's had window displays of Christmas and New Year's Eve apparel in their windows. See more »

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Paul Blart: Nobody knows this mall better than I do.
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Needed Another Re-Write or Two
23 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw the premise of this movie, I had a chuckle. It had the potential to be a decently funny movie, something perhaps with heart, something that delivered a good deal of laughs and you walked out feeling good. I wasn't expecting an Academy Award winning movie. Its definitely not Oscar-worthy. The real disappointment lies in the lack of humor in it.

Paul Blart (Kevin James) is a mall cop that seems to have no direction in his life. They go to good lengths to show how truly depressing his life is. Paul sees a woman in his mall, Amy (Jayma Mays), running a stand for hair extensions. He realizes that he needs to be with her and tries to woo her, even though he has no self-esteem. Just as the story is falling apart, the mall where they both work is robbed in a supposedly sophisticated scheme. Suddenly our slovenly friend is thrust into a role where he can try to impress the love of his life and excel at his job at the same time. Easy to guess where this story is going, no?

The acting was okay, the direction was tolerable. The problem is the script. As I said, the story itself had potential. It just felt as if the writers could decide where this was a character they loved or hated. It really could have used another re-write or two to develop the script a little more. The movie is tolerable, but realize that not only are you not seeing an Oscar-worthy movie, but you'll be a little disappointed in the laughs as well. 3/10


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