Role Models (2008)
November 7, 2008
Rated R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity
Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in "Role Models" as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad.
Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every neurotic impulse to guide Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) through...
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It's only been a year since Knocked Up
arrived in theaters, but since that time the top comedies in America have been branded Judd Apatow - or at least starred one of his many friends or colleagues. From Superbad
to Forgetting Sarah Marshall
, not to mention the Seth Rogen-starring Zack and Miri Make a Porno
, these movies have been funny, engaging and witty. They're not for everyone, of course. With edginess comes crudeness, and not everyone likes to watch movies with a bunch of wisecracking men talking about sex and swearing a lot, but for the rest of us, these guys, whether it's Apatow or Rogen or Paul Rudd or what not, seemed to have found a perfect formula that doesn't look to be growing old anytime soon.
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