Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bi-Monthly review: Let's Be cops

Alrighty, it's that time again. For the second review this month, I decided to pick the comedy "Let's Be Cops" Starring the guys from the FOX sitcom "New Girl" with Zooey Deschanel (Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.).

Usually movies have a great premise but poor execution, in this case, I felt that the movie had a poor premise (two guys, best friends rather, who aren't doing so well in life (meaning that they are experiencing a mid-life crisis) mistakenly dress up as cops while attending a high school reunion masquerade party and because they feel empowered when people think they are real cops decide to keep the illusion going) and a decent execution.

The situations were classic "80's comedy" logic where they could actually be cops with no (or little) repercussions. This point is even addressed in the movie.  The problem is that they stay cops for an extended period of time (which wouldn't hold up even in an 80's movie).

I think when the movie was working, it was firing on all cylinders: funny, believable, with likeable characters, however, when it wasn't working, the humor (and logic) just fell flat.  

So, "Should I see it?"

I'd say If you are a fan of the actors, or if you have the ability to throw any kind of logic (80's or otherwise) out the window, then yes, go see it. Otherwise, I hear that "Happy Endings" (also starring Damon Wayans, Jr) is on Netflix.

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