Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. Written by
Please do not cheapen yourself or waste your time by watching more than 10 minutes of this disgraceful garbage titled "Pain and Gain". You will erode your sensitivities to anything of real good fun, such as a spoof on gym-Nazis should be. I feel sorry for the actors whom I had previously respected who will stoop to such banality and even sacrilege just to be working actors. The story's premise seems to be one of the follies of body-builder nuts who become con men in order to achieve the American dream of having lots of money by kidnapping a corrupt millionaire with off-shore accounts. But soon enough, we the captive audience, discover that there is very little actual plot; only complete vulgarity combined with plenty of degrading sexual episodes, homophobia, and mockery of the Christian and the Jewish religions. Something for everybody! I must say that I'm disgusted with myself for watching almost an hour of this dreck. Really, it is hard to come up with the required ten lines to have my review published, but I am only trying to save you from ruining a night home watching a movie with friends or family.
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