First off, Vince Vaughn was in his fucking element with this one. Clearly was just given the direction to be "Bob: the loud, lovable neighborly man" and he went with it. Jonah Hill I feel is trying to find his place now that he's not a) fat and b) a kid. He was amazing in his early roles like Accepted and Superbad but he seems as if he actually lost his confidence along with his weight. Hopefully he figures his niche out; I'm sure he will.
Will Forte plays an annoying police sergeant and The Lonely Island make a quick but sweet appearance. Akiva directed it so it's not surprising. Also as a sidenote, I really enjoy Akiva directed movies (Hot Rod, anyone?). And Seth Rogan helped write it so you know there's just a shit-ton of comedy groups colliding (Lonely Island + Judd Apatow group + Anchorman/Dodgeball group =awesome).
It's also not too Ben Stiller-y for those that don't find him funny or are weary after his last few ventures.
Definitely worth checking out before the summer's over!
|Vaughn's Oh face|