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Role Models (2008)

R | | Comedy | 7 November 2008 (USA)
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Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

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David Wain

Writers:

Timothy Dowling (story), W. Blake Herron (story) (as William Blake Herron) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Wheeler
Paul Rudd ... Danny
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Augie
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Ronnie
Elizabeth Banks ... Beth
Jane Lynch ... Sweeny
Ken Jeong ... King Argotron
Ken Marino ... Jim Stansel
Kerri Kenney ... Lynette (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
A.D. Miles ... Martin
Joe Lo Truglio ... Kuzzik
Matt Walsh ... Davith of Glencracken
Nicole Randall Johnson ... Karen
Alexandra Stamler ... Esplen (as Allie Stamler)
Carly Craig ... Connie
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Storyline

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

I am not a ROLE MODEL. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Brothers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,167,085, 9 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,294,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,380,927
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Wheeler explains to Ronnie that Kiss dons makeup to get girls and that they have been doing so for the past 30 years. Ronnie can be seen dancing along to the music playing air guitar and is actually "slappin the bass". This is a move that Paul Rudd will mimic a year later in "I Love You Man" to the band Rush. See more »

Goofs

When Danny and Wheeler drop the littles of for the first time in Wheelers car the glass in the small window in front of the wing mirrors appears and disappears throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Linda the Teacher: You have been a bad boy.
Wheeler: Oh yes I have.
Linda the Teacher: You have been misbehaving, and now you need to stay after class.
Wheeler: While this is one of my top fantasies, I need to get back to my friend.
Linda the Teacher: Are you sure?
[She takes off her dress]
Wheeler: Oh he'll be fine. He's 10.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits, we cut back to Gayle Sweeny repeating her suggestive use of a hot-dog toward Jim Stansel (continuously pushes the end out of its bun while he sticks it back in). See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated Version Includes 8 cuts and 2 using alternative footage, total difference is 2:12 min. See more »

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Referenced in Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) See more »

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One of those Crude-but-Funny Films that works
5 October 2011 | by danhollowSee all my reviews

I hear a lot of bad things about Paul Rudd, and I hear (and say my fair share of) bad things about Sean William Scott. This movie works perfectly for both of them. Their characters are both funny, but not over-the-top or just stupid. Actually, they are stupid on one level, but the kind of stupid we enjoy, the kind we can relate to more. They say what comes to their mind with little regard to who is listening. This makes them potentially the worst role models in history. That is the main premise of this film. These two guys have to do community service time after one of them goes a little overboard while advertising one of those Monster-esque sports drinks. They have to watch/guide two kids, or go to prison. One of our kids is a Fantasy dork; but when you see the fantasy world he gets to inhabit; it looks like fun. The other is one of the funniest kids I've ever seen. He swears like one of the kids from Superbad, and everything he says is pure comedy gold. He's like a 7 year old Martin Lawrence with the material of Dave Chapelle. The guys have problems and issues through the nose and the less maturity than most of the kids, but as the kids start to open up to them, they open up as well. It isn't the typical "I know how you must be feeling" stuff either. It is more like how people actually meet and make relationships, and entertaining besides. Hope you like Sex and Rock and Roll. As for the supporting actors/characters; they are all hilarious as well. Jane Lynch is hilarious as the head of the community service center, "ideal" role model Gary is perfect for making us see these two morons in a better light, and Ken Jeong is perfect as the King of the Realm (watch the movie for full understanding). All together, it's crude, but it's funny. It's absolutely worth watching if you like to laugh. I don't recommend bringing your kids, though.


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