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“The Other Guys” Review

The previews for this movie make it look like possibly one of the funniest movies in a long time. While I’m not sure it quite lives up to this accolade, it is definitely a quality film and well worth seeing.

The make or break factor of any Will Ferrell comedy is how funny Ferrell is himself. “Anchorman” and “Talledega Nights” were great because Ferrell’s portrayals of Ron Burgundy and Ricky Bobby were so over the top and funny. Conversley, “Semi Pro” was mostly a disappointment because Ferrell’s character seemed a bit unoriginal and just didn’t deliver enough good jokes.

Will Ferrell’s character, Allen Gamble, in “The Other Guys” is a big success. He is unlike most of Ferrell’s previous characters in that he is more of a nerd. He is a good foil to Mark Wahlberg’s character who is always angry and yelling. There’s something about Will Ferrell wearing glasses that is automatically hilarious. We also meet Allen’s alter ego “Gator” who is a drug addicted pimp. Ferrell yelling “Gator don’t play that!” is among the movie’s funniest lines.

Also, one of the movie’s coolest scenes in my opinion is where Ferrell and Wahlberg go drinking. It’s just a series of progressively more ridiculous still shots (in the last one Ferrell is biting a priest’s arm) with awesome music in the background. This scene only lasted a minute or two but to me it was one of the coolest and most memorable of the entire film.

There are many other aspects of this movie, some that worked and others that were less successful, but I think the main thing people want to see when going to a Will Ferrell comedy is him being funny. And he is, and you will laugh, so see it.

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