Wednesday, February 11, 2009

4KS exclusive sneak preview...

so last friday i got to catch an advanced screening of the new comedy "i love you, man", hosted by the man in khoff's post below. it was pretty cool, got to see it for free like six weeks before it comes out. oswalt got up and cracked wise for 10 minutes so before the screening, then yelled out commentary for the first few minutes. anyway, if you haven't seen it here's the preview:

this flick was not quite knocked up (which i have to call an A), but is a cut above forgetting sarah marshall (which i like way more than the big cat, but would still grade a B-). on the whole, i rate it a B+.

basically you have paul rudd as a likeable but very awkward straight man, paired with jason segal playing a funny slacker similar to his knocked up character. excellent supporting turns by jon favreau and jaime pressly as well. this was the first "paul rudd vehicle" i've seen (i actually haven't caught role models yet), and i have to say he carried the lead role pretty well. i'm trying to think of a recent comedy character with the same sort of vibe...perhaps the 40 year old virgin scene where steve carell describes sex ("bags of sand"), but more subtle/less excruciating. lots of jokes and attempts at hip lingo that fail miserably. the character is sort of like the sauce minus all the anger.

on the whole, it was definitely a great way to kick of a weekend. i encourage everybody to scope it when it comes out in late march.


Blogger hostage crisis said...

I like Paul Rudd's character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall: "Hey, I'm Kunu. Looks like you got some pain behind those eyes."

2/12/2009 11:36 AM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

Also, has anybody seen Step Brothers? I think it's as funny as Anchorman.

"You and your mom are hillbillies. This is a family of learned doctors."

2/12/2009 11:39 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i don't know, step brothers didn't really do it for me. felt like there were no surprises from the preview. i did see it on the tail end of a back-to-back with the poet; i tend to not enjoy the second flick when i do that.

i'm kind of over [funny] john c. reilly. i like him way more as a dramatic character actor (magnolia, the good girl, gangs of new york, the aviator).

2/12/2009 12:11 PM  
Blogger hostage crisis said...

fuck you then.

2/12/2009 5:49 PM  

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