Paul Blart is a mild-mannered man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. For years, he has applied to become a cop, but he always fails the physical exam because he has hypogmycemia and tends to pass out when his blood sugar is low. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside, and because of his sense of duty, refuses to leave. He thus becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own.Written by
Originally, there was going to be a scene near the end of the film in which Amy (Jayma Mays) would escape Veck's (Kier O'Donnell's) car by stabbing him in the leg with the pen she received from Stuart (Stephen Rannazzisi). This was ultimately cut, as it was seen as too violent. See more »
When Paul is about to start playing Rock Band it shows the start of a Guitar Hero song starting up, but the song "Detriot Rock City" is only on Rock Band. See more »
It's like my mother always said, if you want something done right, waste them yourself. I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
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Two additional scenes play during the closing credits. See more »
The film was originally shown to the UK censors, the BBFC, in an unfinished version. The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a '12A' classification but that the requested 'PG' certificate could be achieved by making changes in two scenes. In particular, the BBFC suggested that the lid of a sun bed slammed onto a character several times be reduced; and that an extended fight sequence also be reduced to remove some of the strongest blows. In this scene specifically, it was suggested that a blow to the face with a skateboard and dialogue which introduces and emphasises a headbutt be removed. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, these reductions had been made and the film was classified 'PG'. See more »
Okay, so I was one of many people who were anxiously awaiting the release of yet another Happy Madison production and was especially excited about the fact that it would be starring Kevin James. What I think I didn't pay much attention to was the rating. A very important point of note about this movie is that it's rated PG! Now, if you love movies produced by Adam Sandler and such, you will find that this movie has funny parts. The plot, however, is overwhelmingly geared toward presenting a somewhat funny film for the entire family; as opposed to the raunchy, adult humor that Happy Madison usually presents.
I just returned from a matinée showing of this film, and if I'd paid full price for what I thought was another Happy Madison hit, I'd have been sorely disappointed. If you're looking for a movie with good, clean humor that you could take your kids to see, then you should love this movie. However, if you were hoping for a bit more...as I was...then you might want to wait until the DVD release.
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