Lost Momentum During the Last Twenty Minutes
Franz Patrick - wrote on 07/16/08
Even though this film is an obvious spoof and may go for easy laughs at times, I still enjoyed it. It doesn't cross that line between stupid and trying too hard, unlike the "Scary Movie" franchise. John C. Reilly is a good choice for the lead because I've been wanting to see him in a starring role. He retains his charisma so he doesn't disappoint. I'm also very glad to see Jenna Fischer on something other than "The Office." I also liked the fact that this film had some sort of a story rather than just one scene after another that doesn't make sense when put together as a whole. The appearances of certain actors, no matter how random, are hilarious, especially "The Beatles." The only problem I had with it is that when the end was nearing, I felt that it lost some of its momentum. The last twenty minutes or so felt longer than an hour without good reason. Still, this is a pretty entertaining flick for those who've seen quite a number of musical biopics.