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The truth is always funny
on June 26, 2013
This has become one of my favorite movies! Several reviewers have compared it to Napoleon Dynamite, and while there is a similar style of humor, this film stands on its own. The situations are at times exaggerated, but are very honest and true to life.
Lily, a mousy fast food worker, doesn't get any respect from her coworkers and tries way too hard to get Jared's attention when he comes in. Jared is overcompensating for his need for dad's approval by turning the machismo on blast.
The story takes us back to Jared's hometown, where he and Lily (the best female Fight Man player he's ever met) are driven by her brother (a remarkable celebrity impressionist- NOT) and dropped off so Jared can get revenge on the Samoan who made his life hell. We meet Jared's pal (the best computer hacker he's ever met! On a dial-up 1980's apple!), and his family who don't think highly of him. The early banter between Jared and his sister is classic! Details unfold shedding light on Jared's family background, and as Lily builds a bond with them it drives Jared to try harder to impress them and further from Lily. Things build as Jared invites his rival to attend a fight, and after being verbally berated and annoyed, the Samoan accepts. Life lessons are learned, bonds restored, etc., I won't give away the plotlines or ending! It was very funny and enjoyable through and through! I've seen Jermaine Clement in a couple of films now, and he's always hilarious. This has to be my favorite, mainly because it's just a slight exaggeration of real people and real life. The truth is always funny!
Blu-ray has great picture and sound, there are some decent indie songs on the soundtrack as well (the best one from Zane's band- but the dance moves really make it cool!). It costs quite a bit more, but it's region free and can be played in the States.