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Wow, what a big giant godzilla-size mistake I made in going to see this movie! I thought that since it starred my all-time favorite actor/celebrity crush Hugh Jackman that it would be worth watching. After all, I have already seen him as Jean Valjean in 'Les Mis" three time on the big screen (and every time was worth it, trust me). But in this movie he has to be as gross as possible, something that I don't like because to me he is just the most charming and affable gentleman on the planet. And not just him, but the other major movie stars in the picture have to act like juvenile weirdos that just fail to do any justice to their talents. Kate Winslet and Halle Berry have never been so obviously uninspired by their material. Ditto Naomi Watts, Liev Schrieber, and Richard Gere. They all have this look on their face that says "What am I doing here?!" I wish I could tell them to their faces how disappointed I was in so many of my favorite actors.
You might think that a movie that stars names like Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Live Schrieber, Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Emma Stone, Greg Kinnear, and Seth MacFarlane would be at least somewhat interesting. Well, think again: this one sinks like an aged turd in a rusted toilet.
Lest you think that imagery is overly crude, you should see the a actual movie. This movie from Peter Farrelly (and many others) who are responsible for stupid-funny movies like Dumb and Dumber and a host of films that litter Adam Sandler’s imdb page brings a new low to comedy. This movie does little more than try to be as crude, rude, offensive, and tasteless as possible. And for no other reason than that it thinks that after a decade of movies like Bridesmaids, The Hangover, and everything Will Ferrell ever did, that audiences want to be grossed out by all things farty, menstrual, and booger.
If I were to describe the plot, I might say that the movie is about a struggling filmmaker (Dennis Quaid) trying to convince a studio executive (Greg Kinnear) to buy into his idea of the ultimate gross-out movie. Thus the series of resoundingly unfunny vignettes begins.
I’m not going to say that I didn’t laugh at all or even occasionally chuckle during this movie. I think Hugh Jackman made me laugh exactly once during his scene (he is very charming, I confess) and Naomi Watts plays a mother so awful you can’t help but smirk at her attempts at maternity.
But the jig is up early on. The audience knows it’s being conned and manipulated. And therefore every laugh is a self-conscious one and every suppressed chuckle dies before it registers in the throat.
I had no idea what this film is going to be about, because one can not tell from the trailer. All I could see from the trailer is that it has an amazing cast, it seems that all of the actors in Hollywood decided that this film is worth their time and that is a good sign, right? Wrong, the film was really bad and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. I really do not understand why all of these great actors decided to take a part in it, it makes no sense at all but I guess they have their reasons. i found the film to be not funny and it mostly did not make any sense either. I did enjoy some of the stories and I did think that the acting was great but the film as a whole did not work for me.
I went to see this film with my best friend and we both kind of hated it. I thought the film will be great because it has such an amazing cast, I mean literally all the actors of Hollywood are in this film, but the film was a complete fail. I thought the film was not funny at all and I could tell that the filmmakers tried to make it a cult film but one can not force that.I though the film was not funny at all and I found it to be confusing and irrelevant. With all of these great actors the film should have been amazing but it really was not and I regret that i spent my time and money on it. Overall, I think this film is not worth seeing in the theaters, I suggest seeing a better film.