Gawker
Date: 2012-03-13
Author: Will Leitch

Article Mentions
Author, Will Leitch
Mentioned, Johnny Depp
Mentioned, Mark Wahlberg
Mentioned, Nick Offerman
Mentioned, James Franco
Mentioned, Channing Tatum
Mentioned, Chris Klein
Mentioned, Chris Parnell
Mentioned, Jonah Hill
Mentioned, Rob Riggle
Mentioned, Bill Hader
Mentioned, Steven Soderbergh
Mentioned, Seth Rogen
Mentioned, Sam Worthington
Mentioned, Ellie Kemper
Mentioned, Brie Larson
Mentioned, Twitter
1. It's surprising that it took this long for someone to mix the peanut butter of Apatowian bromance comedies with the chocolate of the buddy cop film. They're natural allies, with their undercurrents of false machismo, crippling fear of women and unmistakable male panic. It's tough not to lament the buddy cop formula, really; it had a built-in structure the same as a musical or a horror film, and the pleasure was in the variations on the cliche rather than its repetitions. (Done right: Lethal Weapon. Done wrong: Collision Course.) But the buddy cop genre had turned so hoary that you couldn't even do one anymore without parodying the whole idea, done well in The Other Guys and done even better, alas, in 21 Jump Street, a brand-name retread ...(read more)
... 1. It's surprising that it took this long for someone to mix the peanut butter of Apatowian bromance comedies with the chocolate of the buddy cop film. They're natural allies, with their undercurrents of false machismo, crippling fear of women and un ...
... was embarrassed by.) Two young-looking cops are assigned to a local high school to ferret out a drug ring and end up embroiled in the day-to-day social nightmare that is secondary education. Here, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) is the nerd who was bullied by J ...
... Channing Tatum has been forced down our throats for several years nowhe's sort of a younger Sam Worthington in that wayand this is the first time I've understood why. Maybe Steven Soderbergh knows something after all. The film is also populated with ...
... to Rob Riggle, and even gets the high school roles right, with James Franco's ...
... . little brother Dave, YouTube star Dax Flame (who's not bad, all told) and, most effectively, Brie Larson in the thankless role of Person Who Has To Convincingly Kiss Jonah Hill. It all leads up to a final act dual cameo that, even if you know it ...


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