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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Jeremy Piven
Ving Rhames
Kathryn Hahn
David Koechner
James Brolin
Ken Jeong
Ed Helms.
Directors
Neal Brennan.
Screenwriters
Andy Stock
Rick Stempson.
Running Time
90 minutes

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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
A gang of used car salesmen try to sell allllll the cars


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Plot
Used-car salesman Don Ready (Piven) is hired by a failing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a seriously profitable event.


Review
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
If the idea of a gag about Smurf spunk amuses you, you may get some pleasure out of this... You might also want to consider re-evaluating your life. Jeremy Piven, meanwhile, should consider whether his mission for leading man status is worth stooping to such morbidly dull material. Here, he does a John C. Reilly and swerves from supporting player to chief yuk-snatcher.

The result isn’t so much Walk Hard as Walk Off. He’s a hotshot car salesman parachuted into a dealership to up sales and, if he can, bed the boss’ daughter. Scatological mayhem ensues, plus ‘ironic’ racism and a bewigged cameo from Will Ferrell (who produces).


Verdict
A tired, dumb, tedious 'comedy'. Being low-brow is fine, but this is low on laughs, too.


Reviewed by Nev Pierce

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No real storyline!

This film had a few funny moments and it was an ok film to see. However, there was no real storyline and i was constantly expecting something really good to happen, but it never did. The reason it was funny is because it is probably one of the most pointless plots ever. ... More

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Posted by dodsy100 at 21:32, 20 November 2009 | Report This Post


Worst comedy of the year

I saw the test screening last May and I'm glad both Empire AND Total Film see reason in giving this film 1 star. Its fucking dreadful. Its just the most peurile, laziest attempt at comedy I've seen. Its the Anchorman formula being flogged to death. ... More

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Posted by alsybroth at 18:32, 19 October 2009 | Report This Post


Harsh

This gets one star, but fucking Doghouse gets four!? It wasn't great, but there were still a few laughs - by no means a one star film. ... More

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Posted by AboyNamedSue at 11:40, 19 October 2009 | Report This Post


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