Saturday, May 09, 2009

Role Models

As funny as Role Models is--and the unrated version I watched is one of the funniest, grittiest comedies I've seen since Bad Santa--the real theme of this flick is a very serious one: selfish adults who live to satisfy their own interests are fucking up our kids.

Mothers who ignore their kids in order to keep the step-father happy: Check.

Self-involved step-fathers more interested in turning someone else's kid into a new, younger version of himself: Check.

Smug, self-appointed heroes in society, who pretend to "do it for the kids" while really taking care of their own needs: Check.

Adults who are so jaded and annoyed by society that they don't even notice children until forced to: Check.

Damn, I'm sorta depressed now...did I mention how incredibly funny this movies is? It's one of the best written comedies I've watched in years.


Read Me said...

I was expecting a lot of out Role Models. I thought it was one of the worst comedies I've seen in awhile. It was entirely formulaic, the jokes weren't funny, and Paul Rudd was just moody and down the whole time.

The Film Geek said...


Maybe it was my unrated version. I like filthy jokes.

Paul Higginbotham said...

I finally got around to seeing this movie. I absolutely adored it. Sure it was formulaic, but it was funny. It's nice to see actors in a comedy not trying too hard *COUGHJACKBLACKCOUGH* to be funny. Rudd was wonderfully understated as usual, and McLovin played his part very genuinely -- not trying to be a Screech-like uber geek but just someone who happens to enjoy a geeky hobby. Gee, I wonder if I liked it so much because I could relate.

The Film Geek said...

Glad you liked it too, Paul. I've now seen it twice, which is rare for me. I loved it that much.