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The Watch (I) (2012)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  27 July 2012 (USA)
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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

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In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,750,297 (USA) (27 July 2012)

Gross:

$34,350,553 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Thomas Lennon auditioned for the role of Paul. See more »

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After finding out about the invasion, Bob loads a pistol and Franklin says "nice 10mm Beretta." There is no such thing as a 10mm Beretta. See more »

Quotes

Jamarcus: I have this one scenario in my mind. I kinda hope it plays out like this: young, sexy, Asian housewife, alone at night, frightened. A noise out by the trash cans. Best call the neighbourhood watch. I show up, look heroic, and then... get this - she sucks my balls.
Franklin: I'm also interested in that happening to me.
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Don't watch The Watch
14 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The reason why a film like The Watch falls flat on its face is because it thinks that just because that there's cursing, it's funny... It's not funny. It was never funny, and I personally think that it was intentionally trying to drill this "hilarious" thought into our minds. The most cursing I've ever seen in a film and most of it didn't make sense at all. I just wasted two hours on a movie I should have never seen to begin with. The talent in this film was completely wasted. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn haven't made a decent film since 2005, so there's no use to talk about them. Jonah Hill and that Richard Ayoade were the talent that was squandered in this film. The least I can say was that Ayoade was likable. All of the others were filthy mouthed selfish perverts who had no decency or intelligence to steer the movie in the right direction. Personally, judging from the score above is how I can never recommend this movie to you. You're welcome.


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