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Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson

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This comedy is about losers who are forced to rob a bank. Jesse Eisenberg plays the character of Nick who is a pizza delivery boy even though he is in his late twenties. His best friend is Chet (played by Aziz Ansari). Two other guys Dwayne (played by Danny McBride) and Travis (played by Nick Swardson) are also best friends. Dwayne and Travis are both incredibly dumb with Travis being even more stupid than Dwayne. The only thing Travis is really good at, is blowing things up. Dwayne lives with his father, an ex-military man who had the good fortune to win the lotto. Dwayne's father spends the money on trucks and Dwayne wants to get his hands on what is left of the money before his dad wastes it.

Nick has a crush on Kate (played by Dilshad Vadsaria) but she tells him she is going to move away because she got a good job offer in Atlanta. Dwayne tells a girl in a strip club named Juicy (Bianca Kajlich) that his dad is rich. She convinces him that he should hire a hit man to off his father in order to get the money. She tells him he needs $100,000 to hire the killer.

Dwayne tells Travis his plans to kill his dad. Travis helps Dwayne to think up ways to get the $100,000 they need to pay the killer so that they can become millionaires. They decide that since Travis is so good at making explosives, they will capture a guy, wire him with explosives, and force him to rob a bank for them to get the $100,000. They see an ad on TV for pizza delivery and they lure Nick to a remote place where they capture him, knock him unconscious, and rig him with a bomb. When Nick comes to, they tell him he must rob a bank or he will be blown up. Nick enlists Chet's help to rob the bank while Travis and Dwayne keep him under surveillance.

Nick and Chet succeed in robbing the bank and barely escape the cops by having a high speed chase. They want to meet with Wayne to give the money to him so he will deactivate the bomb. But Wayne sends Juicy and the killer to meet with them to get the money. Nick gives the killer the money but when he asks for the code to turn the bomb off, the killer does not have it. It was Dwayne's plan to blow up Nick after he got the money. But Travis got wind of this and changed the phone so that when Dwayne calls it, it does not blow up the bomb. Dwayne kidnaps Kate to force Nick to give him the money. All of them end up at the remote location for the final scene to fight over the money.
Best part of story, including ending: Wayne and Travis make plans that are incredibly stupid but at the same time very funny.

Best scene in story: When Wayne's father finds out his son wants to have him killed, he does not get angry but continues to protect his son from the bad guy killer who is going after Wayne.

Opinion about the main character: It is fun to see a man that should be a mature grown adult acting like a teenager.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar





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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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