Funny, funny stuff all over this movie. That would be the best description of this film.
Only one joke wasn’t very funny because it was a Bush-bash, but I forgive them because it was such a funny, funny movie.
The movie tells the story of one reporter’s discovery that men are no longer the dominant species…and the ensuing chaos. It’s the best of the 70’s and the revolution of the ladies. (If this is sounding really stupid, that’s because it is.)
Brick Tamland: I’m Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I enjoy ice cream and a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me I have an I.Q. of 48 and that I am considered mentally retarded.
Steve Carell is a funny, funny man.
The usual gang is all here: Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller make cameo’s in one of the most brutal street fights I’ve ever laughed my ass off at. (Brick: I killed a guy with a trident! Ron: Brick, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should really find a safe house, lay low for a while.) At least, they are considered the usual gang I think because of Old School. I mean I’m sure you can look back and find them together in other films, but Old School was really the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Since then, they try to include each other in any and all projects they do. I think it shows a degree of character that is rarely seen in real life’s day and age (i.e. usually your friends are cutting you down and trying to get the promotion).
It opened July 9th, but played second fiddle to new-born Spiderman 2 (not that you would expect any film of any caliber to beat Spidey in his second week). It had a production budget of 66 million (26 for production, 40 for ads) and has a current domestic gross of 83 million. Basically, it’s still out there doing business, but those associated with it are more then happy with what they have. Or at least they’d better be.