Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
In high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a dork and Jenko (Channing Tatum) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
While appearing on the Howard Stern Show, J.K. Simmons revealed that he was considered for Deputy Chief Hardy, but scheduling conflicts prevented him from being cast. Simmons said upon seeing the movie, that this role was one of the few he would like to have played for the comedy. See more »
The text Schmidt sent to Jenko to meet him in the hallway is received by Jenko at 1:59pm. Minutes later, Eric says to them during the drug deal that he needs to finish the girl's volleyball page by lunch. Supposedly it was 1:59 but Eric reveals it wasn't even past noon at the time of their conversation. See more »
Finds a nice ground between entertaining and hysterical
On the surface, this movie looks like it would be somewhat mediocre.
But it's actually pretty damn good. When you're not laughing your pants
off (and believe me, you will be), you'll have no problem being just
plain entertained by it's ability to just have fun. It does a great job
of not only avoiding giant cliché's, but making fun of them in the
process. Jonah Hill will have you laughing, and Channing Tatum actually
did a good job in this movie.......not surprising seeing that the role
called for him to be a douche bag. Which once again, is something to
chuckle about. Towards the end, the movie does tend to drag on, but has
no problem pulling you right back into it's fun. As far as comedies go,
this is a pretty good way to start off 2012
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