Observe and Report (2009) review

Synposis: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.

I observed, and now I'm reporting. There really isn't a lot to report, it seemed as though the film was a cheaper knockoff of the 2006 Employee of The Month. There were striking similarities to the 2006 film, but still had a semblance of originality within the plot and some of the characters.

Speaking of originality, there was absolutely no originality in Anna Faris' character, 'Brandi'. Simply put, it is the same character she's been playing countless times. Scary Movie, The House Bunny, Friends, Just Friends, to name just a few. It's something that's past redundant. It doesn't even exist anymore. The whole idea of her playing a 'typical' blonde make my testicles shrivel up and implode.

Enough of that though, Seth Rogen, as expected was quite hilarious, but there was nothing that I haven't seen before, although there were tears, something which I thought he pulled off well.

Ray Liotta's character left a lot to be desired; he didn't really standout to me.

There were a number of twists which I thought were pretty effin' funny; taking on 50 cops and almost winning sounds like a helluva time to me.

Not the best film I've seen starring Seth Rogen, but still worth the watch.



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