Friday, January 14, 2011
Vince Vaughn is really the star of the film, and is also the strongest part. He was cast wisely. And Jennifer Connelly, who plays his girlfriend, always does a fine job in everything she's in. On the other hand, Kevin James just isn't right for his role. I do like Kevin James, and he's perfect in a sitcom like 'The King of Queens', but he really needs to go back to TV. Has he ever made a good film? (Some may respond with 'Hitch' and that is a somewhat acceptable answer, but don't you dare respond with 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' or you will be banned from commenting henceforth.) And let's not leave out Wynona Ryder. What happened to her? She used to be adorable in every role and now she just looks insane, and I'm fairly certain that's not acting.
There's also a B-story thrown in with Vaughn and James trying to sell a new, louder electric car model to a car manufacturer. I don't think I even understand that sentence, and that storyline just detracted from the film.
This one is kind of a mess, but some people may find it amusing. So if you're fairly discerning about what you see, then skip this one. No dilemma there.