One of the Most Brilliant Comedies of 2008
filmfan09 - wrote on 03/22/09
Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in Role Models as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. Once the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges, Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson). This was a very funny film, excellent screenplay, with engaging characters, film plot, and a good ending. I recommend this highly to anyone who appreciates a good comedy. The film is sincerely satisfying. "Role Models" knows its place and tries only to stir up laughs, which is very refreshing. Hopefully this is just Rudd's first of many ventures into screen writing, because he has made a truly smart comedy about a pair of idiots.