Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Ronnie Barnhardt lives with his alcoholic mother. He's chief security guard at Forest Ridge Mall, where he's in love with Brandi, a cosmetic sales clerk, and gets a free coffee each day from Nell, a cheery clerk in the food court. A flasher haunts the mall's parking lot, and at night, thefts occur. Ronnie is intent on catching the criminals but has no investigative skills, is delusional about his abilities, and makes mad accusations. His bête noire is Detective Harrison, the city cop sent to investigate. Ronnie thinks he could be an officer, thinks he stands a chance with Brandi, and slowly loses his self control. Will reality set in? What about redemption? Written by
In Germany, the title was changed to "Shopping Center King". "Observe and Report" has connotations of surveillance, which has had devastating consequences for many Germans through the years, and thus was considered inappropriate for a comedy. See more »
When Brandi and Detective Harrison are having sex in his car, Detective Harrison repeatedly says the name Mandy instead of Brandi. See more »
I ain't going to lie to you Ronnie, there is nothing good about this at all.
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There are very few comedies out there I can watch over and over. Observe and Report holds up because it has the best lines. I especially like Michael Pena's character Dennis Chivante. (That should be my online sign in name. I don't have HBO so I gotta wait for Netflix to put Eastbound & Down up on the internet or wait for the DVD to come to my house. Comedy Editor's don't get enough credit. An Auteur needs an editor who can cut out the parts that just don't work. Which is why Observe and Report is a lot more funnier than Jody Hill's Fist Foot Way. After I watched Man of Steel tonight, I was gonna pay another $11 to see This is The End. According to the local critic, it pulls no punches when it comes to the funny. Very much like Observe & Report.
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