After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
Will (Glenn Howerton) is a 30-something website manager who uses local café, Coffee Town, as his office. When the owners of the shop discuss plans to convert Coffee Town into a bar, Will enlists the help of his two best friends Chad and Gino (Steve Little and Ben Schwartz) to save his freeloading existence. In order to thwart the plans of Coffee Town's owners, the trio stages a robbery to create the illusion of an unsafe neighborhood not suitable for the proposed venue. Also standing in their way is Sam (Josh Groban), a disgruntled barista with delusions of grandeur-he wants to be a rock star-and Will's heartache over unrequited love for Becca (Adrianne Palicki). Written by
I'm actually not much of a comedy movie fan, why? Because most really aren't worth wasting your time on. I am a fan of undiscovered movie gems though, and this really is one of those. I laughed very loud at so many of the scenes I couldn't count them all. It's very funny, very close to the line at times, and feels fresh all the way through. It has charm in spades.
I will be recommending this to those who like a good comedy, though once again, I still hate Adam Sandler (and his cronies) so given that some intelligence probably went into making this little flick, Sandlerites may pass.
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