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Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, 30 Minutes or Less 2011Michael DilibertiRuben FleischerJesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride Bitter,Bitterometer,meter 30 Minutes or Less(2011)
 

“Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer and star Jesse Eisenberg reunite to toss up their entry to the stoner caper genre pool in “30 Minutes or less.” Eisenberg plays Nick, a mid- twenties pizza delivery boy who slacks his way through life watching 80’s action flicks between Budweisers and smokes. After an argument with his best friend Chet (Aziz Ansari) over admitting sleeping with Chet’s beautiful twin sister and secret love Kate (Dilshad Vadsaria), Nick finds himself out of friends and out of luck.

When even bigger losers Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson) device a scheme to strap a bomb to a poor sucker in order swindle cash, they manager to fool Nick into becoming an unwilling foil. Nick, now strapped with a jacket full of explosives, resorts to Chet for help. Unable to deactivate the bomb, both friends resolve to follow Dwayne’s plan, robbing a local bank. While Nick and Chet try to turn the tables on Dwayne and Travis, the latter idiots turn everything for the worst when they involve legit criminal Chango(Michael Peña).

“30 Minutes or Less” is the latest comedy depicting the ineptitude of white middle-class suburban potheads dwindling in the world of crime. Following the bundle of mid-budgeted turnover comedies that Seth Rogen and pals have converted into a monopoly, Fleischer mixes comfort food and Heavy Metal to the humor of his latest film. The result is a funny yet somewhat forgettable film featuring Danny McBride doing a lesser Kenny Powers. Is there anything wrong with that? Not at all, dude, but McBride and character funnyman Nick Swardson can and have done better. Jesse Eisenberg follows his solid performance as Mark Zukerberg in the great “The Social Network” with a likable comedic effort as Nick, while his "Robin" Aziz Ansari steals the show as motor mouth nerd Chet. Overall, the film is fun, but perhaps “30 Minutes or Less" is better suited as a film to feast on your munchies after an awesome high than to pay $12.00 for in the big screen.

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Credits:
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Written by: Michael Diliberti
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride


Source of the Bitter: John Rojas

Comments, rants and other stuffs below
John Rojas on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 4:33pm

it's nothing special, but it has its moments.

annbee on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 8:39pm

this movie looks like it's trying too hard... Plus I don't know if Jesse Eisenberg or Michael Cera is the others poor man's version of the other...

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