Friday, January 16, 2009

At the Movies

Last night, Ande and I had free passes to go to the sneak preview of "Paul Blart, Mall Cop" starring Kevin James.

For those of you who don't know the gist of the story - basically it's about a single dad (James) who lives with his mom & daughter. He desperately wants to be a State Police officer, but can't pass the test due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In the meantime, he works as a security officer at the mall.

There is an incident at the mall, and Security Officer Blart comes to the rescue.

It was pretty funny, and Kevin James' physical comedy was great. There were a few times when the movie had a lull, but overall it was not bad. This is one that the kids could watch as well, although some of the scenes might be a little intense for the younger crowd. There's very little (mild) swearing, no nudity (there is a scene where a woman's bra is exposed, but it's not in a sensual manner), no sex scenes, and the violence is mostly slapstick and all bloodless. There is one scene involving drinking, but it shows some negative consequences for the character's actions. You can learn more by clicking here.

Overall, I can say that I would watch this movie again, and probably still laugh. Ande says it's no "Dumb and Dumber", but it was okay. (Dumb and Dumber is the measuring stick by which Ande measures ALL comedy movies)

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amanda said...

thanks for the play-by-play! good to know...

and what fun - free passes!!!

Devin said...

"Dumb and Dumber is the measuring stick by which Ande measures ALL comedy movies"...

We ARE married to the same guy! knew it.

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Thanks for the movie review. Keith and I were thinking about taking the boys to see that movie.

We love Dumb and Dumber here too!!!
It's a classic that you can measure other comedies to for sure!