Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Other Guys

Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Samuel L Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Coogan.
Genre: Conedy/Action

Terry (Wahlberg) is a cop who accidentally shot Baseball superstar Derek Jeter. Allen (Ferrell) is happy with his boring but safe job filling out police paperwork. Relegated to the office, they receive no respect from their workmates. Suddenly, Terry and Allen's lives are turned upside down when they seize the opportunity to step up like the courageous cops they idolise.

Director Adam McKay collaborates with Ferrell for the fourth time, following Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers. You probably know by now that I'm a huge Will Ferrell fan, and he doesn't disappoint in The Other Guys. This is a hilarious film, that I'd highly recommend. It's also more actiony that Ferrell's other outings (generally speaking) with a knockout, purposely over-the-top opening scene. The whole cast have fun with this, from Michael Keaton, the Police Captain with the second job at Bed, Bath & Beyond, to Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L Jackson as the hero cops idolised by the Other Guys. It is well worth getting the Blu Ray as it contains an Extended Version not shown in cinemas, a gag reel and 100 minutes of special features, including "Pimps Don't Cry" and hilarious interviews with British comedian/actor Steve Coogan and Director Adam McKay. Pure Awesomeness :o)

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