Rod Kimble is a naïf, a slacker living in a small US town with his mom, his younger brother, and his stepfather whose respect he craves. He also misses his dead dad, whom he thinks was Evel Knievel's back-up. Rod, a man-child, believes that he is a stunt man. When his stepfather needs an operation, with help from his brother and his slacker pals, Rod hatches a plan to set a school-bus-jumping record on his moped. First, his crew and he have to raise money to rent the buses and build the ramp. Trouble is, Rod's inept at his chosen career. Looming failure is complicated by the return of Denise, Rod's next-door neighbor and secret heartthrob, who is home from college. Is public humiliation at hand?Written by
During the double date scene, Jonathan (Will Arnett) offhandedly refers to Rod as "Super Dave". This is a nod to "Super Dave" Osborne, a comedy stuntman played by Bob Einstein since the mid-1980s. See more »
When Rod is about to jump the pool, he waves at Denise and you can see a ring on his hand that is not present anywhere else during the movie. See more »
[bowing, in a high pitched sing-song voice]
Ancestors protect me.
[bows back and sings in a high pitched voice]
May they protect you.
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After the end credits roll we see Rod bowing to his old moped in the sunset. See more »
Take Me Now (AKA Listen, Let's Make Love)
Written & Performed by Ennio Morricone
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Can't wait for August 3rd!
This film screened in Minneapolis last night (at which they also distributed free T-shirts, pins and fake mustaches) and I have not laughed this hard in a very long time. I laughed so hard it made my stomach hurt, and that hasn't happened to me in a movie in years.
It reminded me very much of Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights," but even moreso it seems like a throwback to the kind of movies Adam Sandler used to make. There's a lot of "Billy Madison"-inspired randomness and absurdity that just cracked me up, and the stunts look truly dangerous.
I will not say anymore about this film except I can't wait to see it again when it opens August 3rd and I think Andy Samberg could explode after this film. Not literally, let's hope.
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