I’d heard Role Models was a great film and having seen the trailer I definitely wanted to see it but never found the time to get to the cinema to check it out.
So I finally got round to seeing it on DVD and what a treat it was!
Two energy drink salesmen, Danny (the ever awesome Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott), end up having to do community service after Danny crashes their work truck during a minor breakdown – triggered by his girlfriend Beth (Elizabeth Banks) leaving him.
Rather than going to jail Danny and Wheeler take community service and end up at a programme called Sturdy Wings where they will take on the role of big brothers to the children there, who all seem to have social problems.
Wheeler ends up with Ronnie (Bobb’e J. Thompson) a little 10 year old kid who is a foul mouthed know-it-all and Danny lands Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known to the world as McLovin), a nerdy teen who is into live role playing games.
Role Models is a crude and very rude film – don’t watch this if you’re easily shocked – but it’s not done just for the sake of it. The characters are surprisingly well rounded for this type of comedy and the chemistry between not only the four leads but between Rudd and Banks really does its job.
I haven’t laughed this much at a film since Superbad and there are too many moments to go into detail.
As the relationships grow between the older characters and the younger ones the film moves towards it’s inevitable conclusion. I saw it coming a mile off but what I didn’t realise was just how funny it would be.
As much as I enjoyed the ending, having watched the extended one on the DVD extras I kinda wish they had gone with that one as it sort of closed everything off a bit better.
Overall if you’re not easily offended and liked films such as Superbad and American Pie then you really need to see this film.