Genre: Comedy, Action
Main Players: Dax Shepard, Kristin Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold
General Gist: An ex-con, who is in a witness protection program, comes out of hiding to help his girlfriend get a job. They are then chased by his former gang of thieves.
Russ and I use to see Dax Shepard on Punk'd and think he was hilarious. So it's no surprise I thought this movie was funny beings that it was written and directed by him. I wish Russ had seen this one with me though. I think he would have liked it even more than me. Here's why. Even though this has a relationship aspect to it, it really is coming from the viewpoint of a man. Not too mushy and not necessarily the main focus. Also, cars and driving cars are a big part of this movie too. Russ would have eaten this up. I definitely couldn't appreciate it like he would have. And of course it was funny with some really funny actors. There were a lot of great cameos.
My only beef with this movie was that it was a little choppy. It wasn't quite as fluid as I thought it should be. I'm not sure if this was the first movie he directed but it sort of felt like it. But still enjoyable and surprisingly sweet in parts. I loved all the actors and thought that the chemistry between Dax and Kristen was great. I always thought they seemed like an odd couple in real life but after seeing this movie I can see how it works.
Tiff's Rate: Matinee (but on the Friday Night side of Matinee)
Preview: Prescreening of "Pitch Perfect", (no it's not a baseball movie)