Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Movie in Review - The Goods

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Movie in Review – The Goods

Today I saw the new Jeremy Piven movie The Goods. I can tell you with 100% certainty that there is not much good about this movie. The whole idea behind it is that Jeremy Piven’s character Don Ready is a car sales “mercenary.” Basically a guy you call in when your car dealership is going under and you need to sell some cars. Of course he has a team of cliquey characters. There is the slutty girl, the old black guy and his right hand man. Of course the employees of the dealership are a bunch of rag tags and the owner is an old guy holding onto a dying business.

Now being such a big fan of “Entourage” when I saw the trailer for this movie I was very excited. I saw a white trash version of Ari Gold and was ready to laugh my ass off. I was looking forward to a good movie with a lot of laughs. I mean I loved Talladega nights and step brothers. Needless to say, I had some expectations walking into the theater today. Well I was very let down.

The movie is only an hour and a half and even that dragged on. It is just too predictable. All of the remotely funny parts of this movie were in the trailer and the best parts were the parts with Will Ferrell’s character and he is only in the movie for about 5 minutes tops. Jeremy Piven is just to much in this one. It is over acted and under scripted. There was so much potential for this one too. The cast was right and the idea was right there for a great comedy. You know what, this blog is not gonna be about sugar coating anything so here it is, this movie blows. It blows hard. Just don’t go see it. Save the money for something else. Anything else in fact. The only reason I am not super pissed this movie sucked is because I saw it at 1:40 in the afternoon so I only paid 6 bucks and because I snuck into G I Joe after and saw it for free.

So to summarize, stay away from The Goods. Wait till you are blazed 13 months from now and it is on TNT at like 2 in the morning. Maybe then it will be kinda funny.

-Matt P