Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Promotion

Seann William Scott, one of the few of the American Pie actors to excel after that series ended. The rest flamed out, Tara Reid and Shannon Elizabeth, who are stunningly attractive, have just made some appearances here and there along with the other stars of those funny films. The competition is fierce yet it is a mystery of the modern world how Kirsten Dunst gains roles. Tragic as well. Atleast the first two were respectable, regarding the American Pie trilogy. Seann William Scott seems to have a steady career in Hollywood and he is funny. His latest edition is not a block buster but a comedy with the proven comedian now and almost big name: John C. Reilly.

The Promotion does not have any gorgeous actresses but it does have a flashback actor from The Shawshank Redemption who met a fateful end in that all star flick. Gil Bellows is who I am referring to, who plays an executive in this fictional supermarket retailer. The movie takes place in Chicago as Scott and Reilly compete to become a manager of one of the newest stores the company is building. They both rat each other out and treat each badly-behind each other's backs for the most part-while they stumble in their personal lives as well. Reilly is hilarious in the movie as he always is unless he is the star.

No, it is not Pineapple Express, no way, and probably not Step Brothers either, but it is worth renting and seeing one night. It is not that long, it is not mega hit but still better than Adam Sandler's consistently annoying politically correct movies. Atleast his latest one graced us with the presence of Emmanuelle Chriqui.

This latest Sean William Scott funny film is on par with Trainwreck: My Life as an Idoit which I thought was solid mid cap comedy. It is not Mr. Woodcock but it does not present itself to be. Probably will last two weeks in the theatres.

The funniest part to me, when he read that funny little cartoon magazine in his wife's cafeteria, at the hospital, that was hilarious. What was so funny about that scene can not be typed here.

This movie was sort of over the top and politically correct when they had these five ghetto black guys harrass Scott and customers all day, every day seemingly, and no one could do anything about it. The state of America, pitiful.

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