4 couples go on a tropical retreat to fix their relationships. Hijinx ensue. Starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, and others. While the trailer isn’t outright hilarious, the movie may have some great comedy stored away. Based on casting alone. Ken Jeon is also featured.
Kristen Bell must only take scripts that bring her to island locations. Certain scenes, locales, and incidents seem ripped verbatim from Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Also, this film came out of an original idea by Vaughn. Which begs the question, four years after Wedding Crashers is Vince Vaughn still relevant? I don’t think he’s the comedy superstar so many pegged him to be.
"In the documentary ShowBusiness, a group of New York theater critics sits around the dinner table discussing the prospects for the 2003 Broadway season, and when the topic moves to Avenue Q, one wag scoffs that it’ll surely be closed by January. Turns out he was only off by five-and-a-half years."
After all the tragedies of the past week, now this? I’ve seen it twice and can confidently say it was an important step for the “small” musical movement of the late 90s/early 00s. Oh yeah, it also beat Wicked for the Tony.
This is really not good. While the style of the song fits in perfectly with Top 40, its the subject matter and lyrics that are troublesome. Similar to the current #1 movie in America, it has no social conscious, liberally throwing around dangerous stereotypes and offensive words, not to mention the misogynist hook. Normally such satire and humor might be okay, the song was made with the intentions of being funny, but packaging it in such a format (and this goes for Transformers as well) negates the punch. The “message” is falling on deaf ears who are not sophisticated enough to get the joke. Yes, shit like this has been going on for a long time in hip hop music, misogyny in particular, but never has the music been so deceptively wholesome.
“Some backbiting guys in ze gayvorld say Bruno’s a bad spokesman for us - you don’t hear ze astronaut community bitching about Buzz Lightyear”—brunovassup. Bruno fights back on his twitter, nice touch PR people.