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Are you down with the Strokes?
on October 25, 2007
50 pills. One day. Tuition is on the line. Will Darren go through with it and sell the pills to stay in school?
College movies like this come out all the time and, frankly, they're usually terrible. And even though Fifty Pills is pretty cliche at times, and seems to follow a pretty visible plotline, it works because of the cast. Just look at the cover. Four of the seven people on it aren't even in the movie hardly at all. However, every one of them makes their mark, no matter how small their part may be.
The three main characters, Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci), Coleman (John Hensley), and Gracie (Kristen Bell) are all pitch perfect. Lou Taylor Pucci plays the goofy, 'have to do good,' guy impressively well, John Hensley is nothing but hysterical, and Kristen Bell, as always, is amazing. You seriously couldn't ask for a better cast.
Overall, if you're just looking for a funny movie that never takes itself too seriously, you just found it. The laughs are constant and the dialogue is always great. Minus the skimpy bonus features, Fifty Pills is well worth the price of admission.