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Bargain hunters at Forest Ridge Mall get more than they bargained for: a chubby flasher in a ratty bathrobe. They're repulsed. Security guard Ronnie Barnhardt isn't: "This disgusting pervert is the best thing that ever happened to me!" Catching the flasher may be his ticket to a real police job and to romance with a hot cosmetics-counter princess. Only one thing stands between Ronnie and destiny: a tall, handsome cop who actually knows what he's doing. Seth Rogen, Anna Faris and Ray Liotta star in this mall-to-wall comedy covering acres of wild, sometimes raunchy, up-in-your-grill funny – all under one roof.]]>
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Your reaction to this film will be greatly effected by your expectations. If you expect an extremely dark, yet often silly, film instead of yet another "Superbad" or, god forbid, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", you should not be disappointed in the least.
This movie is dark. The main character is bi-polar and borderline insane. The movie follows him during an awkward time in his life when he decides to ditch his meds and is obviously suffering due to not being on those meds. This begins when his grasp on reality and his sense of esteem and power is questioned when he is consumed with powerlessness by a flasher at the mall, who cannot be caught, followed closely by multiple robberies. The scenes that follow show a person careening out of control toward what would likely be suicide but in the end, finds redemption and self-worth and re-examines his life and priorities. Seth Rogen is a modern day anti-hero in a mall security guard guise.
I love this movie and all of Jody Hill's work as a writer and/or director. I do not expect everyone to love this movie; especially if you're expecting Pineapple Express or even Fist Foot Way (prior Jody Hill film starring Danny McBride). This is Jody Hill and Seth Rogen pushing the envelope and turning those expectations on their head. Their are moments of absolute hilarity in this move but they are often the kind of jokes that make you cringe somewhere inside or squirm uncomfortably. This can turn people away; but me, I love those movies.Read more ›
Main point: if you enjoyed Eastbound and Down, you will almost certainly enjoy this film, because the style of humor is very much the same: dark, twisted, and uncomfortably hilarious... Seth Rogen is not far off from "Kenny Powers," and Danny McBride even has a cameo in it.
If you want more straightforward, lowest common denominator-type comedy, watch "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" instead.
So Observe and Report follows a mentally deranged mall cop Ronnie Barnheart, who takes his job far too seriously. The whole movie is basically a running gag of how delusional and psychotic Ronnie is as he tries to step up his game and join the New Mexico police force, and it worked for me. His character goes through some hardships and reality hits him hard at some parts, however it doesn't seem like he really learned anything new at the end, he's still the same deranged psychopath we're introduced to, and I liked that darker ending instead of him smiling with a family or something. As I mentioned above Observe and Report takes the whole man-child comedy genre and flips it on it's head, and that's the main reason I liked it so much, hopefully more dark comedies screw around with that tired formula.Read more ›
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Great flix about someone rising to the top of their profession. While handling mental illness.Published 16 days ago by Richard Ragainis
watched this movie since 2009 and loved it. One question does this come with a digital hd codePublished 1 month ago by Francisco Javier Rodriguez Lopez
It's a stretch to call this movie a comedy it was almost sadPublished 3 months ago by Walter... DUB... WLP
Kind of like Mall Cop only with a Flasher/ Streaker scenes thruout. Not one for the kidsPublished 3 months ago by David A. Bird
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