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Thursday, 26 January 2012

30 Minutes or less

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Despite multiple viewings, I was never a fan of Zombieland. It was not a horrible film by any measure, and was quite the debut feature for Reuben Fleischer, but it still disappointed me every time I tried to watch it. So I went into an advanced screening of his follow-up 30 Minutes or Less this week with significantly lower expectations. Rather thankfully, it surpassed all of them and then some.

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a bit of a slacker, and living a fairly miserable life. He delivers pizzas for a living, while his roommate Chet (Aziz Ansari) has just started teaching in a local elementary school. On the last delivery of the night, Nick gets jumped by two wannabe- criminals, Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson). They want to have Dwayne's father killed, but cannot come up with the money in order to get it done right. So they strap a bomb to Nick's chest, and give him ten hours to rob a bank and bring the money back to them.

30 Minutes or Less is a rare breed of comedy, especially for this summer. It may sound derivative, and may sound even more like it has too much going on at once. But after a chaotically hilarious opening twenty minutes, the film nestles into its niche, and quickly becomes a fairly twisted story that gets more outrageous and dark with every turn. But instead of slowly falling apart like Horrible Bosses and especially The Hangover Part II, the film stays consistent throughout, balancing its tone and its laughs exceptionally. Despite being shorter than Zombieland, Fleischer and screenwriter Michael Diliberti pack in enough material to allow the story to flow briskly, while also never finding a moment to slow down. The one-liners come faster and furiously with every passing minute, and you may miss a lot from laughing so hard. This is a ludicrously high-concept comedy that could have gone horrendously wrong (especially given how dangerously close it plays out to a real life event), but it thankfully rarely misses the mark it sets out for itself.

15 comments:

  1. Never got the chance to see this before, now I really want to. I know what I'm watching next.

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  2. Looking forward to this, Aziz is amazing!

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  3. Great review! I'm deffenetly gonna check this out! I too thought Zombieland fell flat! (so many people loved it though!) I esspecially liked the part about it having one liners coming constantly! I love one liners!

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  4. I'm guessing this was a sleeper. Zombieland was a snoozer, although there are great quotes and scenes, the movie fell short of the glory it touted. I'm glad that this one is a different story. I'll check it out.

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  5. It does sound pretty good.

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  6. I hope this is good hope this is good!

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  7. Huh. I think you and I are opposites on this one. I loved Zombieland, but felt that 30 Minutes or Less was just so-so, with a few great moments.

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  8. i like the main actors in this movie and i did enjoy zombieland, it was very fun. so i will probably see this movie :)

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  9. Love this type of post. BTW...I made you blog of the day.

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  10. I liked this movie. Was better than Zombieland imo.

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  11. Not sure about this movie...but I might see it based on your review...

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  12. I'll keep an eye out for this one. I'm going to either love it or completely abhor it.

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  13. nice post dude where can i download this thing

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