Ben Stiller has got to go. He is past the point of being able to make a good movie or be good in a movie. He was so irritating to me in this. Jack Black was pretty annoying as well except for the funny moments when he was supposed to be acting.
Nick Nolte was good. Danny McBride was good. I liked seeing Jay Baruchel of Undeclared fame in such a prominent role. Steve Coogen wasn't so great except for his exit scene. Matthew McConaughey was fine. Tom Cruise was embarrassingly bad. This was the role that was going to catapult him back into relevance?
Robert Downey was great of course. He was brilliant. If the movie had been more of him and less of Stiller maybe I would have liked this more.
The satire really wasn't that funny and the fart jokes weren't nearly as good as the ones in Step Brothers. I felt like it was a mediocre stretched out version of funny parodies that were on Mr. Show ten years ago like Coupon: The Movie.
The movie seemed endless. Maybe I was just too tired. I'm curious to see what others think about this but it just didn't do much for me. The film has gotten very good reviews so maybe I just didn't get it.
Directed by Ben Stiller
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