Nov 252009

The_GoodsIn a desperate attempt to save his rapidly failing used car dealership, Ben Selleck hires a crack team of “car mercenaries” to ramp up sales during the Fourth of July weekend. Led by the fast-talking, foul-mouthed, self-assured Don “The Goods” Ready, the group has three days to sell over 200 cars. But as Don undertakes his newest mission, and quickly falls for the boss’s daughter Ivy, he realizes he’ll have to trust more than his cars and his crafty skills in deceit to make a success out of the daunting weekend.

Genres: Comedy; Release Date: April 24th, 2009

Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Tony Hale

Directed by: Neal Brennan

Lay and I watched this movie last Friday night. I didn’t have high expectations, so I was OK with this movie. This is a comedy with an ensemble cast of actors featured in numerous Ferrell/McKay movies with plenty of good-natured humorous satire of needless prejudices that will be familiar to anyone who has watched Chappelle’s Show and was able to grasp the satire behind it. Rather than setting up one big gag for the end, the movie has countless visual jokes, hidden background details and subtexts, and quotable lines of funny dialogue. While not as good, it’s similar to Police Academy or Caddyshack. You have to accept for what it is…a big satire layering every possible joke they can fit in. There were a few laugh out loud moments, and lots of mild humor throughout. The characters played their parts well. It’s worth renting.

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