Tuesday, February 2, 2010
It wasn't profoundly unfunny, and had I gone to see it before all of the hype set in, I may even have sat through the entire thing, but I dunno. It just wasn't that funny. It's one of those movies that has a clever premise and a lot of set ups, but no actual jokes that follow through.
I like Ed Helms a lot, and he acquitted himself pretty well here by being the only halfway likable, funny person in the entire production. Zack Galawhateverhisnameis was certainly well cast as a creepy sociopath, but almost too well. He went beyond being a silly character to one that actually made me uncomfortable to watch. And Bradley Cooper is certainly a handsome man, which is about the only impression I've ever gotten from him, even though he's been in a bunch of movies for some reason.
There were certainly some funny bits here and there, and I honestly only tuned out for the last twenty minutes or so because it was late at night and I wanted to go to bed. If it's on TV, I certainly recommend checking it out if you have nothing else to do. But don't expect any kind of nonstop laughfest, because it's just not that funny. If you want to watch something like that, you'll just have to rent Who's Harry Crumb?
That never stops being funny.