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While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
Meghan Miles is a TV correspondent who works at a local Tv station. She gets an opportunity to work at a network. She goes home to celebrate with her boyfriend. Her friends show up to celebrate with her. But they find her despondent. It seems like her boyfriend left without saying good bye and the network is leaning towards someone else. Her friends convince her to go out and get drunk. They get her to put on a hot dress. She eventually gets so drunk that a guy offers to take her home but she prefers to go to his place. And she spends the night. When she wakes up she gets s call telling her that the network is reconsidering her so she has to go to work but her car was towed away and her wallet which in her purse is also in it. And she left her phone at the guy's place. She then finds herself wandering around downtown LA and runs into drug dealers and people think she's a hooker. So she has to find a way get to work. And even the police are after her. Written by
When Scrilla (Lawrence Gillard Jr.) sees Meghan (Elizabeth Banks) for the first time, he says "you're coming at me like a zombie!" Lawrence Gillard Jr. also appeared in The Walking Dead. See more »
When Meghan turns while talking on the phone with her mother, the phone screen is at the home screen, with no active phone call. See more »
I'm gonna take you to a club, you're gonna meet some young stupid hot guy, and you're gonna take all your anger and aggression out on his penis.
I don't know, I don't do that with penises.
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In case you have not been paying attention, most "comedies" today are either (a) a vehicle for ex-SNL alumni to strut their stuff (b) a showcase for an internet eccentric to strut his stuff (c) a riff off the most recent successful mainstream films; (d) someone took Jim Carrey out of mothballs or (e) an attempt by the current Lampoon franchise owners to recapture their glory days (as in for example Eurotrip).
Did I miss anything? Against this backdrop it is fun to see Banks drop out of nowhere, literally, and attempt to recapture the spirit of the Screwball comedies of the 30s and 40s.
The hallmark of these films is a single character, usually female, who gets into trouble, and then gets into trouble while trying to get out of trouble.
And lots of grimaces, double-takes, and mugging to the camera.
Not bad. Actually laughed at some of the scenes (the "creepy kid" comes to mind) and the idea of leaving Banks in the same yellow dress for the whole feature is entirely consistent with the screwball theme.
Not bad at all.
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