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Welcome to the slammer in this no-holds-barred, outrageous comedy! When white-collar Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett) winds up in the state pen with mischievous cellmate John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard), all hell breaks loose. From toilet wine to big-house beatdowns, it's a side-splitting comedy that could only happen in the clink!
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The final verdict: dry, quirky, and slow-paced humor isn't for everyone, but those who can appreciate comedic build-up and a unique twist ending would REALLY enjoy this. Amidst the negative reviews I was happy to see there were others like me who "get it" as in it's not really meant to be a laugh-out-loud riotfest but more like... Napoleon Dynamite. Subtle & slow yet obviously funny because it's ridiculous (which is so much harder to accomplish well and I think both films do so wonderfully).
The three principle actors worked really well together. You come to like them all better as the film progresses, which was cool because at first all you see is an immature jerk, a spoiled prissy brat, and an overpowering man-buying love-fearing rapist. Dax's character has a certain cruel charm but it was Chi & Will (a.k.a. Barry and Lil' Pisces) who stole the show. Every scene with those two was just nailed, I wished there were more.
If you liked Will Arnett in Blades of Glory, I think he's infinitely better in this movie! Just give it a chance!
The movie is actually very good, and in many ways, very bold. The movie makes light of scenarios that are actually quite scary. One of the prison inmates, Leonard, is played straight by Michael Shannon. He's as sadistic and remorseless as you'd expect, he's even given a very somber and serious backstory where he kills his father with a hammer. His character probably would've fit right in on the show OZ. A truly well developed and unique character for a comedy.
The two main characters played by Will Arnett and Dax Sheppard have good chemistry. Dax attempts to seek revenge on Will Arnett's character because Arnett's father in the film is responsible for Dax's many trips to prison. While the environment plays off Dax's revenge as almost college style hazing, it is very brutal. Dax pimps out Will to a rather large and deluded inmate played by Chi McBride. As Will Arnett's psyche breaks down, he and Chi McBride form a very awkward and sexual father-son relationship. The movie definitely uses the surreal nature of being imprisoned to it's benefit, and doesn't pull it's punches.
The end of the movie is a bit rushed. It seems as though the writers have an excellent plan for how to develop Will's character once in prison but were unaware of how to bring him back into the 'real world'. The film would benefit immensely from a tighter ending. Aside from that it's definitely worth checking out if you can appreciate the film's twisted sense of humor. I know I did.
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Love the movie fast shipping but the disc will freez half way through the movie.Published 16 days ago by Austin Beltran
Lame. Can't believe my lame friend convinced me to stream it. Also stupid.Published 3 months ago by Vathek
I love this movie it is definitely a must have in any comedy collection. I cant even tell you how many times i have watched this movie and it never gets boring. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mistie