Role Models

Role Models

Role Models

Danny (Rudd) and Wheeler (Scott) are energy drink salesman, peddling it to school kids – “say no to drugs, and yes to Minotaur!”. After crashing the company truck on an energy drink bender, they’re arrested and ordered to either go to jail or spend 150 community service hours in a mentorship program. They go for the latter, and quickly regret the decision. Also stars Superbad’s Mintz-Plasse (Fogell). Described by Roger Ebert as “a fish-out-of-water plot with no water. The characters are all flopping around in places they don't want to be.”

2008Rating: MA15+99 minsUSA
Comedy

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Role Models / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Laden with more than enough profane humor to warrant its R rating, this is nonetheless a formulaic crowd-pleaser.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

With the ferocity of a drill instructor and the boundless confidence of a self-help guru who combines psychobabble clichés with embarrassingly explicit confessions, Ms. Lynch's Gayle redeems the movie from utter banality.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The kind of comedy where funny people say funny things in funny situations, not the kind of comedy that whacks you with manic shocks to force an audible Pavlovian response.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

You'd be forgiven for assuming Role Models is just another irreverent, crude comedy about a couple of immature man-child characters. It is, but it also happens to be a very funny and entertaining one.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Rudd and Scott hail from different universes of movie comedy, but manage together here just fine, particularly since each takes a different path.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

If "Models'" comedy is a bore, the characters' redemption is sheer agony – not to mention the shameless pop-cultural referencing that repeats like a bad taco.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A great example of the Emotionally Stunted Men Grow A Heart sub-genre. Role Models staves off the January blues and puts a marker down as 2009’s laugh-out-loud comedy to beat.

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