Mr. Moviefone reviews '21 Jump Street,' 'Casa de mi Padre,' 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home'
This week at the movies, Nic Cage is seeking revenge (does he do anything else?), Will Ferrell is speaking Spanish, and a popular TV series from the 80s is resurrected on the big screen.
In "21 Jump Street," Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play rookie cops posing as high school students to catch a drug dealer. But the more they try to fit in, the more they realize high school is a lot harder than they remember.
The Reel Deal: What seemed like another needless reboot, "21 Jump Street" with Hill and Tatum turns out to be a fun, unexpected treat. It's pretty funny. I'm in.
It's Will Ferrell with a Latin flare in "Casa de mi Padre."
Ferrell is speaking Spanish for his role as the son of a Mexican ranch owner in financial trouble. They think they're in the clear when his wealthy brother shows up. But things go south as Ferrell falls in love with his brother's fiancée, business dealings turn sour, and the family winds up in an all-out war with Mexico's most powerful drug lord.
The Reel Deal: Que pasa Will Ferrell? You can't keep throwing stuff against the wall and expecting us to pay for it. Like a bad "Saturday Night Live" skit that goes on way too long, for "Casa de mi Padre," estoy afuera. I'm out.
Two brothers are working through their issues in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home."
Jeff lives in his mom's basement and is always looking for signs about his destiny. Pat is in a mid-life crisis and losing his wife. When fate brings the two together, it sends the brothers on a strange and unexpected journey to find the answers they both have been looking for. Starring are Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon.
The Reel Deal: This is one of those mild, warm and fuzzy kind of movies that's never laugh out loud funny, but clever, insightful and smart. It was fun to spend some time with Jeff, who lives at home. I'm in.
In limited release, there's "Seeking Justice" in which Nicolas Cage is a husband set on vengeance after his wife is brutally attacked. Seriously Nic Cage?
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