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*You don't necessarily need to love "British" comedy(but it may help)
*I wondered if I could stay with it after the first few minutes. Just wasn't sure what I was getting in to
*There are a couple of characters that are just a little too silly and over the top
*Easy watch. Clocks in at a little over an hour (which probably prevents some things to not grow tiresome. But, a little more time could have assisted with some character/story development)
*It almost seems like it was a possible pilot episode
The plot/storyline has already been discussed. So, I'll just give my opinion of why should (or maybe should not watch)
It is a very endearing movie that will have you laughing out loud (if you're in to Police Squad!/Naked Gun-type humor)
For what it is, just about everything in this movie works. The acting is top notch. The jokes are just as outrageous as they are funny.
The friends and I that enjoyed this movie love the type of humor you will find in Flight of the Conchords, The Office, Heat Vision and Jack, The Simpsons (first decade), Seinfeld, Arrested Development, The Last Man on Earth, MST3K, Top Secret & Police Squad!
If that type of silly humor isn't your thing, you might want to swipe left!
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