Wanderlust (2012)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) A movie exploring absurdism ( and coming back to point zero)
2) Jordan Peele as Rodney

 

Cons –
1) Weak 3rd act
2) Forgettable one-time watch comedy

 

Quote –
Sherm: I’ll be one of those guys who’s just old and ugly, rich, has a hot wife. Like… ah
George: Gollum.

This Is 40 (2012)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –
1) Albert Brooks as Larry – he got the best lines in the movie.
2) Melissa McCarthy cameo – and her extended ad-libbed end credit rant.

 

Cons –
1) Chris O’Dowd – wasted talent
2) 30 minutes too long for a rom-com.

 

Quote –
Ronnie: Keith Richards looked 70 when he was 40. And now that he’s 70 he looks 69. He’s regenerating.

Trainwreck (2015)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 0/5

Pros –
1) Bill Hader: He did his best in this half-baked character
2) John Cena and LeBron James in their extended cameos.
3) Colin Quinn:: Alan Arkin spinoff from “Little Miss Sunshine” (His opening doll monologue)

 

Cons –
1) Amy Schumer: Not funny at all (also as ugly as she dresses)
2) Crowded with meaningless cameos & SNL cast members – worst Judd Apatow movie so far.
3) Spoiling “The Usual Suspects”
4) Terrible chemistry between the lead pair.
5) Overall boring and cliched

Quote –
“Monogamy isn’t realistic.”

Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) Melissa McCarthy as Megan Price – most entertaining character.
2) Chris O’Dowd

 

Cons –
1) Directionless movie in a cliched story(& clearly there was no editing process).
2) Too long for a Rom-Com
3) This rom-com gives the least importance to Chris O’Dowd & Kristen Wiig’s characters. Total waste.

 

 

Quote –
Officer Nathan Rhodes: You’re like the maid of dishonor.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) Brick and Chani (deserves a spin-off)

 

 

CONS –
1) Worst than “The Lost Movie”. This movie is a disaster as compared to its prequel.
2) The Newscasters battle-royale legacy is ruined (Jim Carrey was the only saving grace)

 

QUOTE –
“Ron Burgundy: Who the hell is Julius Ceasar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!”

Funny People (2009)

Funny People

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) Seth Rogen chemistry with Aubrey Plaza – their love-hate arguments drenched with sarcasm were well written and executed.
2) Cameos – Ray Romano Vs Eminem
3) A good Adam Sandler film in ages

 

Cons –
1) Abrupt Climax

 

Quote –
“I am sick of these guys’ rap songs. They say ‘Girl, drop it like it’s hot’, ‘Shake it’. I want to make a rap song that says ‘Boy, brush your teeth, give me your jacket, I’m fucking freezing.”

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) Will Ferrell chemistry with John C Riley
2) Sacha Baron Cohen as the gay F1 driver Jean Girard – His intro scene at The Pit Stop is super hilarious
3) Jane Lynch as Lucy – Granny Law

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Shake and bake!
Ricky Bobby: What does that do? Does that blow your mind? That just happened!
Jean Girard: Is that a catchphrase or epilepsy?