Mar 29 2010
It’s hard to review a comedy. I mean, I can eyeball a horror movie or a sci-fi thriller or an action flick and say, “Yes, this is good,” or “No, this isn’t good,” pretty easily, even if it’s not my particular taste. There’s nothing tougher to review than a comedy. What I find funny, you might think is terrible, and vice versa. The easiest way to review a comedy is to compare it to another comedy, and as I mention in my review of Hot Tub Time Machine, the only thing you can really compare it to are non-Judd Apatow dude comedies like Old School and The Hangover.
So, long story short, if you liked those two movies, or you like Craig Robinson in any of his 20 or so memorable roles this year from Miss March to Pineapple Express and Zack and Miri Make A Porno, then you’ll like this movie. Also, John Cusack fans will probably enjoy it, too. Apparently there are a lot of those.
Author’s note: Crispin Glover has now been in two movies where he’s played the same character 20 years apart. First George McFly in Back to the Future and now again as Phil the bellhop, 1986 and 2010 versions. He now joins Tim “Ted the Bellhop” Roth and Jerry Lewis in the pantheon of great movie bellhops. Just some trivia for you.