The protagonist is a rude, juvenile and very annoying man, and everything he touches turns into dust. So, all in all this film is actually not too bad. The Lead roles work together beautifully, believable, and more importantly funny together. Her British accent, to me, made things more amusing. He did a great job as Barry in this movie and I am looking forward to seeing him in 'DeadBeat'. Although it was definitely in there, the crude and rude were bearable.
Evil, Reaper , Lucy Punch Bad Teacher , Hayes McArthur Go On , Thomas Middleditch The Wolf of Wall Street and Damon Wayans Jr. I have this interesting ambivalence of feelings towards him, which makes the film engaging. Definitely not for the kids. Therefore I should let you know that this is a funny but very crude comedy. This is just a straight up fun film.
There were many laugh out loud moments and one particular scene where I admit I was in tears. The film loses a lot of steam in the second half. But there's a steady drumbeat of funny situations to keep you entertained, sort of like watching The Simpsons. What makes this comedy different and special is the endearing love story. I did not find it offensive or rude, even though the contents are offensive or rude. Des, Rafe and Kurt have a Barry in their gang, and his name is Barry Burke. Where are all the women? If you need a laugh go this this immediately! When you push aside all of the inappropriateness and lewd behavior, Barry and Mel are very cute together and that comes out in their strong performances.
However the romance side is out weighed by the comedic side for sure. Lucy Punch is the highlight of the film for me, she has the style and flow of a slapstick actress who isn't afraid to push the boat with a distinct British comedic feel - why does she remind me of a female Simon Pegg?! I enjoy the style of comedy in these movies, and this was no different. One of the better rom coms of 2014 surprisingly. They keep you laughing the entire time. I rented this movie with trepidation, expecting the crude, rude, infantile and penis-centred approach to comedy that usually surrounds these rom coms that are loaded up with too many male protagonists.
Besides the main storyline of Barry Burke and Melanie Miller we see the love lives or lack of them from Barry's friends and although not necessary to see, it does add a fresh level to the movie which is nice to see - it also makes for some very funny situational comedy when they go away together. It manages to find the right tone and balance between humour and rudeness, it's offensive and rude in a non-offensive way. In real life this notion is all kinds of horse manure, but hey, one function of the cinema is to depict and, alas, sometimes indulge our fantasy lives. Or your fantasy life—for a large portion of my adult existence I've kind of been The Inappropriate Guy, although I've never beheaded a giraffe. It's not laugh out loud all the way through and certainly not completely 'gross-out' as advertised. But when Barry meets Melanie Miller all by himself, he finds that she is his female equivalent.
The trailer was hysterical, so I was really looking forward to watching this. Another evening browsing the unknowns on Sky Movies and I find my way to this little gem. But their plan completely backfires when his new girlfriend Melanie turns out to be just as inappropriate as him. They figured the best way to tame him would be to find him a wife. New Girl , and the cast really makes the movie. Despite him being so unlikable, he is still adorable and charming because he is genuine and fun loving.
Lucy Punch is also very effective as Barry's partner in crime. I knew nothing about it beforehand and had no idea what to expect - having been sorely let down by previous American comedies of recent years I really wasn't expecting anything to enjoy. This, I put down, to Lucy Punch, who I think is fabulous. Last month, I posted the for Someone Marry Barry, a wild and raunchy romantic comedy that follows a trio of childhood friends who scheme to find a wife for Barry, their social wrecking ball of a pal. When I saw his name pop up in the description, I new that I would like it. I first saw Tyler Labine in the series 'Sons of Tucson', which then lead me to 'Tucker and Dale'. So do yourself a favor, if you enjoy unexpected, un 'hyped' comedies, check this one out.
Tyler Labine handles the lead role with confidence, and whose career looks ready to blast off. Punch seems to soften out the tasteless edges. Various catastrophes ensue, although hilarity does not. They want to get Barry married. But because the movie is at heart as fake-sentimental as any other such motion picture, or greeting card, or what have you, there's a lot of backpedaling after, say, a random attempt to milk laughs out of human trafficking. If you've got nothing else to watch and you're looking for a good comedy film that is different from the rest, then you can't go wrong with this.
. Seriously, my girl had tears streaming down her face at times, it was that funny! It does have a low production quality which is a shame as I feel a bigger budget would have done this film better. Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch together are amazing. The twist of this largely ordinary and mostly unfunny although very professionally shot and edited movie is that, after his bros conspire to tamp down their raucous friend by marrying him off great plan I know , Barry meets, and falls for, his exact female counterpart. . . .
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