Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.

The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard., 2009
Dir: Neal Brennan
August 15, 2009

It's hard to think about a 90 minute movie being to long, but this is a prime example of that. When campy and over-the-top, there were some really funny bits. Lots of really unfunny shit though (like the boy band tripe) too. Movies like this don't need to make that much sense (low-brow), and things like "sentiment" and "resolution" just muddle everything up. I want to see something retardedly funny, not some mushy romantic bullshit.

Don Ready (Jeremy Piven) is the "Goods." A "gun for hire" car salesman called in for dealerships having trouble selling. There's some other stuff your supposed to care about, but you won't. The first part of Will Farrell's cameo is nevertheless very funny, because it comes out of nowhere. The second part, later in the film, was not funny at all because it was tied into Ready's "conflict." Yeah, I know how movies are supposed to play out. But I can't help but wonder if the normal structure a film is supposed to be ruins the laughs and flow of a movie like this. Maybe when they had to get a little serious, the writers just got shoddy.

Anyway, as a comedy that falls in the "Will Farrell" category (as opposed to a Judd Apatow comedy, the only two kinds that seem to be green-lit these days), this sucks.

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