Someone Marry Barry (2014)
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Tyler Labine handles the lead role with confidence, and whose career looks ready to blast off. Lucy Punch is also very effective as Barry's partner in crime.
The film loses a lot of steam in the second half. But there's a steady drumbeat of funny situations to keep you entertained, sort of like watching The Simpsons. Have fun.
I knew nothing about it beforehand and had no idea what to expect - having been sorely let down by previous American comedies of recent years I really wasn't expecting anything to enjoy.
Some highlights - The taxi ride from the restaurant, it was well written and introduced 'twunt' to my vocabulary -and "Chugga Chugga Chugga Choo Choo" !! It's not laugh out loud all the way through and certainly not completely 'gross-out' as advertised. But it is a very real kind of humour that most people do as part of everyday life, or think about at least - "What do you think I do in the bathroom every morning - I masturbate for an hour with your electric tooth brush - it's more powerful than mine!" - from the main female character!
Lucy Punch is the highlight of the film for me, she has the style and flow of a slapstick actress who isn't afraid to push the boat with a distinct British comedic feel - why does she remind me of a female Simon Pegg?! Besides the main storyline of Barry Burke and Melanie Miller we see the love lives or lack of them from Barry's friends and although not necessary to see, it does add a fresh level to the movie which is nice to see - it also makes for some very funny situational comedy when they go away together.
It does have a low production quality which is a shame as I feel a bigger budget would have done this film better. Yet, the script is very good and there are some VERY funny moments in there, especially the dynamics between the two main characters and their 'better living' friends.
If you've got nothing else to watch and you're looking for a good comedy film that is different from the rest, then you can't go wrong with this.
It was raunchy but so funny, comic timing by Labine and cast was perfect! Punch was hilarious and there were some great cameos.
Typical,predictable storyline, but the acting and comedy was superb! We truly enjoyed the movie and were disappointed that it did not get better reviews. Common reviewers, it is what it is! Pure comedy genius :)
Put the kids to bed and watch!
I can understand crude comedy. I have laughed at plenty of fart jokes in my time. But Barry and Mel play characters so who are so annoying and unnecessarily crude that it just becomes hard to watch. I found myself cringing way more often than I was laughing, and not the funny "Office" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm" cringing, but more cringing at how bad the writing is or how flat the jokes are landing.
I'm giving it a 3 just because the actors do seem to genuinely be trying to salvage something from this film. I like Labine, Wayans Jr., and Middleditch. And Amanda Lund had us chuckling a couple of times, but the writing was just so poor that none of the charisma from the actors helped.
It might just not be my kind of comedy, or maybe I was just in the mood for something a little smarter. Or... no, this movie just kind of sucked. Trying to shock you with dirty words, or scenes that are not funny but just ridiculous on paper do not constitute good writing or good comedy.
The Lead roles work together beautifully, believable, and more importantly funny together.
I first saw Tyler Labine in the series 'Sons of Tucson', which then lead me to 'Tucker and Dale'. When I saw his name pop up in the description, I new that I would like it. He did a great job as Barry in this movie and I am looking forward to seeing him in 'DeadBeat'.
Lucy Punch is as equally inappropriate, crass and FUNNY, as her male lead. Her British accent, to me, made things more amusing.
Damon Wayans Jr. is another great addition, as well as a nice cameo from Ed Helms.
Don't get me wrong, this IS a crass and crude comedy in parts, romantic comedy in parts, but on the whole, a great movie. I enjoy the style of comedy in these movies, and this was no different. There were many laugh out loud moments and one particular scene where I admit I was in tears.
So do yourself a favor, if you enjoy unexpected, un 'hyped' comedies, check this one out.
"Someone Marry Barry" is a romantic comedy with a twist. The protagonist is a rude, juvenile and very annoying man, and everything he touches turns into dust. Despite him being so unlikable, he is still adorable and charming because he is genuine and fun loving. I have this interesting ambivalence of feelings towards him, which makes the film engaging.
"Someone Marry Barry" is an entertaining romantic comedy. I did not find it offensive or rude, even though the contents are offensive or rude. It manages to find the right tone and balance between humour and rudeness, it's offensive and rude in a non-offensive way. I enjoyed watching it.
The plot is fresh and new ,, their are a lot of hilarious scenes ,, the writers did a freaking great job.
The cast is fine,, Tyler Labine is amazingly funny with his weird bearded look i'v watched him in "Mad Love, Sons of Tucson and Reaper" and it's the same funny irritating character, He and "Lucy Punch" made an awesome couple... Damon Wayans Jr., Hayes MacArthur,Brett Gelman and Thomas Middleditch ,they all also did a great job.
Overall the movie was really nice,, even though by the first look you might not see a well-known Cast but they were mirthful to watch.
His three friends can not take it anymore and think if he just found someone then they could be rid of him. And that's how you get: Someone Marry Barry.
It's not that Desmond, Rafe and Kurt hate Barry. They just don't want to be active friends with him anymore. Their camp mate friendship with the 'inappropriate dude' from elementary school doesn't justify a friendship that should have faded away long ago.
Barry is not necessarily a bad guy, he is just an embarrassment, a detriment to their livelihood and reputations, a social wrecking ball. Tyler Labine is pivotal to the success of this movie, his likability makes Barry's antics not completely intolerable and at times endearingly oblivious. Labine plays the crudest, lewdest, bluntest character imaginable but the film isn't at all cheap or grotesque. His friends, played by Wayans, MacArthur, Middleditch. are not malicious and the search for Barry's mate comes from a place of desperation and love; keeping the film light and entertaining. Damon Wayans Jr. is the comedic star of the trio and I can't wait to watch his career progress.
All plot points and scenarios are sufficiently ridiculous for a comedy but written by Rob Pearlstein to be cohesive with the story. Someone Marry Barry is about a crass man meeting his equal and opposite in a mate so the humor is offensive and perverted by nature.
After Barry meets his love interest Mel, played by Lucy Punch, the film slows down significantly. The main source of entertainment and humor, the friend dynamic and their interaction, changes with the addition of Mel and 'find him love' dilemma removal.
Someone Marry Barry is a unique and refreshingly light comedy but is not for everyone.
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The only way they think he can be dealt with if he was fixed up with a girlfriend who will mature him and in a twist of circumstances via a cameo from Ed Helms he hooks up with an English girl, Melanie who is equally crude and obnoxious and they get on like a house on fire. In fact somewhere along the line a house does catch fire!
Tyler Labine and British actress Lucy Punch have great fun as Barry and Mel with the rude, crude behaviour which fits a more British slapstick style of low brow humour.
However the film is not very funny apart from a farting scene in a van.
Filmmakers now think the public was dumb, and sadly they are partly right (due to themselves, too). From now on, I'll check the billboards of new comedies for the phrase 'farting jokes free comedy'.
But the worst thing is that a movie with jokes about sticky panties and smelly fannies becomes mushy and predictable like your ordinary 'romantic comedy' (we only have 'romantic' comedies now).
Very similar storyline to the movie 'Let's Kill Ward's Wife', but instead 'kill', it replaced with the word 'marry'. Yep, Barry is the character in the movie who is very annoying, so his best buddies plan to set up with a woman to get rid of him. The title character Barry was the most important in the movie and it went to the right person to play. I know him barely, seen in a couple of films and again he was splendid with a casual performance. I am pretty much sure, the sequel is on the card. It will be a double trouble for Barry's buddies, but all my concern is the filmmakers don't want to mess it up like 'Horrible Bosses 2'.
So hilarious, even though, consider it is not a so popular flick. Worry is people will miss this enjoyable movie due to the unaware of its existence. That's the reason I review not-so-popular-good-movie on the regular basis. In my opinion, disappointment is not on the card. Believe me, the movie might not be a good as I am stating, but definitely not a bad one. So in the end, it's up to the collective of the individual's statement that decides the fate of a movie which involves yours as well.