Role Models (2008)


I saw “Role Models” last night. I saw the Metacritic score. It was a 59. People were very lukewarm about this movie. I understand their criticisms about this movie.

“Role Models” is about a pair of co-workers from a energy drink company go to school to school to teach the high schoolers to not do drugs. You have Wheeler (Seann William Scott), the womanizing lunkhead that is obsessed with breasts and Kiss — and not in that order. On the side of the fence, there is Danny, a man that is unhappy with his job, his life and his relationship with Beth (Elizabeth Banks).

Beth breaks up with him and he destroys a piece of school property. They are given the choice of thirty days in jail or 150 hours of community service. They chose the service so they don’t want to be raped in prision.

They go to “Sturdy Wings”, a big brother-little brother type of organization. The director, Gayle Sweeny (Jane Lynch) is on to them possibly screwing over the kids their mentoring, a LAIRE junkie Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and foul-mouthed Ronnie (Bobb’e J. Thompson).

I think that the first 45 minutes of this film was not that funny, but when the mentors enter the world of the mentees, it really shined. There is a cool battle sequence at the end. So cool.

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Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on November 14, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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