Stuck in Love

I don’t remember when and why I downloaded this movie but it feels that it’s sitting on my hard drive forever so I finally decided to watch it. 

It’s not the worst movie ever but it sure is boring, predictable and bland. Sam has one-night-stands so she doesn’t fall in love and then one guy shows up and is nice to her and she immediately falls in love for him and both her parents end up together. That’s a big shock that nobody saw coming. 

Kristen Bell is usually a fun actress but she had very little screen time and Jennifer Connelly is capable of more than this if given more screen time as well. 

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Here’s the plot from Wikipedia:

Novelist Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) has been struggling to keep it together after his wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly) left him for a younger man three years ago. Instead of working on a new book, he obsesses about his ex, spies on her and her new husband while pretending to be jogging, and insists that their sixteen-year-old son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), set a place at the Thanksgiving table for Erica every year, even though she never comes.

This Thanksgiving, their 19-year-old daughter Sam (Lily Collins) comes home from college with momentous news: her first novel has been accepted for publication. Bill is thrilled, since he has been raising his children to be writers since birth, and annoyed, since she wrote the book without any help from him. When he suggests that Sam share her good news with Erica, she balks, refusing to have anything to do with the woman she believes betrayed her father.

Deeply wounded by her mother’s departure, Sam has constructed a wall between love and her. She pursues only one-night stands and uncommitted hookups to protect herself from being hurt. When her classmate Lou (Logan Lerman) tries to initiate a real relationship with her, she ridicules him and leaves before she has to reveal that he has touched her. When Lou stops coming to the writing seminar they both attend, Sam tracks him down and follows him to the house where his mother is dying. Not even cynical Sam can resist Lou’s gallantry in the face of tragedy.

Meanwhile, Rusty is just the kind of guy his sister abhors—romantic, needy and hoping to rescue a damsel in distress. He gets his chance when Kate (Liana Liberato), the secret crush he dedicates his poetry to, has a fight with her abusive boyfriend; he steps in. Even though Kate has drug addictions, Rusty is so blinded by love that he can’t see how troubled she is.

When Erica attends a launch event for Sam’s book, she is devastated by her daughter’s rejection. As the Borgens family reopens old wounds and inflicts some new ones, Kate spins out of control. When Sam gives Kate champagne—even though she’s underage and unaware of Kate’s addictions—Kate goes back for more and goes home with Gus, a guy who was at the party. The Borgens track her down; Bill and Erica find her in Gus’s apartment, asleep in his bedroom after a night of drinking and doing drugs. Kate is loaded into the car. Rusty lifts the blanket covering her body, and realizes she also had slept with Gus. He cries over her. Distraught, Rusty turns to alcohol and comes home drunk almost every night. Rusty encounters Kate’s ex- boyfriend one day in a convenience store. Rusty is badly injured in a fight with Kate’s ex. In the background narration, Kate writes Rusty a letter telling him how sorry she is and that she’s in rehab. She says she wishes that one day, she could be worthy of somebody like him. Bill, worried about Rusty, grounds him. Rusty writes a story and finds that it’s helped him heal the wounds. Later, he gets a call from Stephen King, who is an author he highly admires. Rusty’s new story was put into a magazine.

Bill reveals to Sam that when she was a baby, he left Erica and she waited six months for him. When he came back, she accepted him. He promised that if she ever left him, he’d give her a second chance. Lou’s mother dies, and Sam realizes how much her mother means to her. She makes up with Erica. Erica comes back that Thanksgiving, where Lou has joined them for dinner.

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Cast:

Greg Kinnear as Bill Borgens, a famous novelist
Jennifer Connelly as Erica, the ex-wife of Bill who left him for a younger man
Lily Collins as Samantha, Bill and Erica’s college-age daughter
Logan Lerman as Lou, a classmate of Samantha’s and potential love interest.
Nat Wolff as Rusty, Bill and Erica’s 16-year-old son and a hopeless romantic
Liana Liberato as Kate, Rusty’s love interest with a troubled life
Stephen King as himself
Kristen Bell as Tricia

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The Good Lie / St. Vincent

Both this movies reviews have been in my to do list for 2/3 weeks so let’s just get this out of the way. 

None of the movies impressed me that much. I had higher hopes for The Good Lie but it clearly tried too much and ended up failing where it counts and St. Vincent is interesting whithout being exceptional.

Both movies have an interesting cast lead by Resse Witherspoon and Bill Murray but not even this helps them. 

The story of The Good Lie is interesting and is well told. The journey of the refugees is impressive but too much is rushed after they make it to America. St. Vincent story is predictable but there’s a few touching moments here and there. 

Both movies are worth watching but a few changes would make them both better. 

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The Good Lie:

Here’s the synopsis from Fandango:

Fifteen years after being orphaned by the civil war in Sudan, 3600 displaced refugees known as “The Lost Boys” get a shot at a new life thanks to a massive humanitarian effort that aims to bring them to America.

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St. Vincent:

Here’s the synopsis from Wikipedia:

Vincent, a drunken, gambling war veteran retiree, gets recruited by his new single-mom neighbor Maggie to watch over her small grown 12-year-old son Oliver. Vincent’s ideas of after-school activities involve racetracks and strip clubs, but eventually the mismatched pair begin to help each other grow up.

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Cast:

Bill Murray as Vincent MacKenna
Melissa McCarthy as Maggie Bronstein
Chris O’Dowd as Brother Geraghty
Scott Adsit as David
Naomi Watts as Daka
Jaeden Lieberher as Oliver Bronstein
Kimberly Quinn as Ana
Terrence Howard as Zucko

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

With a lack of interesting movies to see I ended up watching The Angriest Man in Brooklyn not so much because of Robin Williams but because of Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage.

The premise for the movie is interesting. If you had 90 minutes to live what would you do? The problem is that the movie fails at everything and the best moment is when Doctor Gill maces and kicks the taxi driver and then steals the car. 

I’m not going to spend more time thinking about this movie. If you haven’t seen it DON’T

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Here’s the plot from Wikipedia:

Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is stuck in Brooklyn traffic while on his way to a doctor’s appointment. His car is suddenly struck by a taxi, which propels him into a rage which he unleashes upon the taxi driver. Henry goes to the Brooklyn hospital where Doctor Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis) is covering for Henry’s usual doctor. After examining scans of his brain, Sharon informs Henry that he has a brain aneurysm and his outlook is not good – he is a ticking time bomb, and any rise in his blood pressure could make it worse. Henry erupts, throwing insults at Sharon and demanding that she tell him how long he has to live. She tries to dodge the question, but Henry is persistent. Sharon begins to panic and blurts out the first thing that comes to mind: ninety minutes. Sharon talks with another doctor and realizes the consequences of her actions; the way she treated Henry will surely get her fired and have her license revoked. Sharon resolves to find Henry and put him into immediate care. Henry arrives at Altmann, Altmann & Altmann, the family law firm, and storms into a meeting his brother Aaron (Peter Dinklage) is conducting with several older clients. He tells the room that he has a client with only ninety minutes to live, and asks them what they would do with such little time to live. After receiving advice from one that they would go home, make love to their wife and die in her loving arms Henry decides to run home to see his estranged wife, Bette (Melissa Leo). Meanwhile, Sharon learns Henry’s case is serious enough that he could potentially drop dead at any minute.

Sharon arrives at Henry’s office where she tells Aaron of his brother’s diagnosis and they leave to search for Henry. Henry arrives home with a bouquet of flowers for his wife, but they end up getting in a heated argument with Henry storming out. Meanwhile Henry makes more stops on his quest for redemption, including attempting to contact his son, Tommy. Henry disapproved of his son’s choice to become a professional dancer, which has damaged their relationship. Sharon is still wandering the streets looking for Henry. She finally receives information that Henry is headed towards the Brooklyn Bridge. Sharon races to the location and discovers Henry getting ready to walk a suspender cable with the intent on jumping into the East River. Sharon apologizes for her earlier behavior and admits she has no idea when he might die, that ninety minutes was just an arbitrary number that popped into her head. Henry is angry but Sharon explains that her career and by extent her life will be over if he jumps but nonetheless Henry still leaps off the bridge. Sharon sprints down to the river under the bridge, and sees Henry in the water. She leaps into the icy water after him and drags him to shore. Henry is no longer as angry and is just exhausted. He focuses on the fact that he still has time to set things right with his loved ones. Checking Sharon’s watch, he sees he has only nineteen minutes until his supposed time of death. Sharon is determined to help him find his son within this time, and helps him up. Sharon hails a cab, unbeknownst to her, this is the same cab that hit Henry that morning. The taxi driver and Henry begin to argue and fight, but Sharon comes between the two men with a bottle of pepper spray, momentarily blinding the driver so that the pair can take off in his cab.

They drive frantically through the crowded streets of Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Dancing Academy looking for his son. Henry arrives at the Academy and finds his son sitting alone in one of the dance studios. The two speak quietly and begin to dance for just a moment, just like when Tommy was a little boy. After sharing this moment with his son, Henry informs Sharon that he does not want to know when he will die; he only wants to know that he will try and lead a better life and that they both find happiness in life. He leans in closer to Sharon and collapses on her shoulder, exhausted from the day’s events, as they share a moment. It is then revealed that Henry was able to go to the hospital and live for another eight days, giving him time to share special moments with all of his loved ones. One year later, Bette, Tommy, Aaron, and Sharon are together on a cruise ship, where they celebrate Henry’s life and spread his ashes across the east river. The captain of the cruise ship tells them that spreading ashes on the East River is illegal, but they argue with the cruise ship captain, referencing Henry’s combative personality.

Cast:

Robin Williams as Henry Altmann
Mila Kunis as Sharon Gill
Melissa Leo as Bette Altmann
Peter Dinklage as Aaron Altmann
James Earl Jones as Ruben
Hamish Linklater as Tommy Altmann
Sutton Foster as Adela
Richard Kind as Bix Field
Daniel Raymont as Ulugbek
Chris Gethard as Dr. Jordan Reed

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Begin Again

Gone Girl started 2 hours too late for me to go see it so I picked the only other movie I hadn’t seen yet. Begin Again starred Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and Hailee Steinfeld so it seemed a good bet. 

Begin Again turned out to be an interesting movie with Ruffalo and Knightley doing a great job. The music is like a secondary character in the movie and some of the original songs made for the movie are really good and there’s some great moments set against the less knowned songs that make the scene that much more interesting (just like Dan says in the movie). 

In the support character Hailee does a good job in a very small role. James Corden and Mos Def also do a good job while Adam Levine and CeeLo Green should never been in the movie at all. 

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Here’s the plot from Wikipedia:

Dan Mulligan (Mark Ruffalo) is a struggling record label executive living in New York City. One night, while drinking at a bar in the East Village, he encounters Gretta (Keira Knightley), a young and fiercely independent songwriter whose music captivates him. Certain that he can make her into a star, Dan offers to sign her to his company’s label. But Gretta, determined not to compromise her principles as an artist for the sake of fame, turns him down and he walks away. However, when she leaves the bar, Dan is waiting for her and convinces her to join him for a drink.

Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Dan is estranged from his wife Miriam (Catherine Keener) and was recently fired from his job, having not signed any new artists in over seven years. After a heated argument with his wife over their teenage daughter Violet (Hailee Steinfeld), Dan goes on a drinking binge which ultimately brings him into the bar that night. Likewise, Gretta has just broken up with her long-time boyfriend and songwriting partner Dave Kohl (Adam Levine), a successful musician who had an affair with one of his producers while away in Los Angeles. Angry and heartbroken, Gretta intends to leave New York for good, but Dan suggests that she take some time to think about his offer.

After a change of heart, Gretta calls Dan the next day and agrees to let him produce her music. They meet with Saul (Mos Def), Dan’s business partner and co-founder of the independent music label Distressed Records, but unfortunately he does not see the same potential in Gretta and turns her away. Undeterred, Dan proposes that he and Gretta produce their own album together, to be recorded live during the summer at various public locations around New York City. Recruiting a team of talented musicians, including Gretta’s best friend Steve (James Corden), Dan sets out to make an album worthy of being published by his label. During this time, Dan and Gretta bond both personally and professionally, and Gretta takes Dan’s daughter, a fledgling guitarist, under her wing and encourages her to play on the album.

When Gretta sees Dave accepting an award on television, she criticizes him for selling out to the music industry. Sick of his betrayal, she expresses her grievances with him in a song which she records on his voice mail. A remorseful Dave, who is back in New York to promote his new album, returns her call and asks to see her, but Gretta does not respond.

With the album finished, Dan and Gretta meet again with Saul. While he is very impressed with their collaboration, Gretta demands a bigger share in the deal for Dan, herself, and her bandmates. They leave without reaching an agreement, but Dan feels confident that Saul will eventually sign Gretta to the label.

After some consideration, Gretta decides to meet with Dave and they critique each other’s albums. However, Gretta feels betrayed by Dave’s heavily commercialized rendition of Lost Stars (a love ballad she had written for him as a Christmas gift when they were still together), believing that the true meaning of the song has been lost. Nevertheless, Dave invites her to come and hear him play the song at the Gramercy Theatre that weekend (partly as an attempt to make up with her) so that she can see the impact it has had on his fans.

Gretta arrives at the venue just in time to watch him play her arrangement of the song. Though he invites her to come on stage and perform with the band, she declines, but as Gretta watches Dave play, she realizes how much his priorities have changed, and that music and fame will always take precedence in his life. Faced with this newly discovered truth, Gretta leaves the concert and bikes through the city with a newfound acceptance of closure and a dawning smile on her face.

Afterwards, Gretta visits Dan at his apartment as he prepares to move back home, having made amends with his wife. She tells him that she does not want him to publish her album, instead preferring to distribute it online. Reluctantly, Dan agrees and contacts Troublegum (CeeLo Green), a popular rap musician who helps to promote the release via Twitter. The next day, Dan is informed by Saul that Gretta’s album sold 10,000 copies in its first day.

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Cast:

Keira Knightley as Gretta
Mark Ruffalo as Dan Mulligan
Adam Levine as Dave Kohl, Gretta’s ex-boyfriend
Hailee Steinfeld as Violet Mulligan, Dan and Miriam’s daughter
James Corden as Steve, Gretta’s best friend
CeeLo Green as Trouble Gum
Mos Def as Saul, Dan’s long-time business partner
Catherine Keener as Miriam, Dan’s divorced spouse

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The Equalizer

Training Day is one of my favorite movies of all time so when I heard that Denzel Washington was teaming up with Antoine Fuqua I got really excited for this movie. 

Washington is great as usual but Fuqua fails at directing this movie. The slowmotion scenes where irritating and the fights too shaky. The big explosion scene is awful with bad CGI and slowmotion. 

The only other actor I know in the movie is Chloe Moretz who appeared briefly and did nothing memorable in the movie and I can only assume they wanted to use her name to help marketing the movie to a younger audience since any highschool girl could have done what Moretz did for a lot less money.

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Here’s the plot from Wikipedia:

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a retired black ops government operative who lives in Boston, Massachusetts and works at a Home Mart hardware store, where he befriends many of his co-workers and also tries to help a Mexican security trainee named Ralphie pass his qualification exam. McCall has promised his recently-deceased wife that he’d leave his old life behind, but is compelled to act after his teenage friend Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz) whose real name is Alina, was seen being mistreated by her pimp. Alina’s life was destroyed at the age of five or six when she was a victim of sex trafficking by the Russian Mafia and then became their sex slave and forced into prostitution.

Robert vows to save her after she is hospitalized after being brutally beaten by her pimp, Slavi (David Meunier). McCall enters the Russian mob territory and tries to convince Slavi to release Alina by paying him $9800 (a price Slavi constantly remarks as being ‘nine thousand dollars’ instead), but Slavi refuses, taking this as an insult to him. McCall pretends to walk away, but turns back and takes out Slavi and his men with their own weapons all in under half a minute. He leaves Slavi to drown in his own blood, telling him that he should have accepted the money. Leaving the scene, McCall removes the footage of all security cameras that had recorded him.

In retaliation, Vladimir Pushkin (Vladimir Kulich), sends his enforcer, Teddy (Marton Csokas), from Moscow to Boston to find and eliminate the culprit. Meanwhile, Ralph withdrew his application for being a security guard at Home Mart to help out his mother at his family restaurant, which was set fire to the day earlier by corrupt policemen as an act of extortion, something Ralph tries to withhold from McCall. McCall apprehends the corrupt policemen and forces them to pay back all the money they have gotten through extortion. Ralph passes his qualification test and becomes a security guard at Home Mart.

Teddy manages to pinpoint the culprit to be McCall, and is surprised by his skills and tries to capture him to use his skills instead of killing him. McCall, however, outsmarts all of his pursuers and Teddy’s attempt to capture him, while completing more acts of vigilantism. After evading several assassination and capture attempts, McCall visits fellow retired operatives Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) and Brian Plummer (Bill Pullman) in Virginia, who help him acquire intelligence on Pushkin’s activities and Teddy, who is found to be ex-Spetnaz, and whose real name is Nikolai. After McCall left, Susan remarks to Brian that McCall was not actually looking for help, but was actually asking for permission.

McCall then captures Frank Masters (David Harbour), a corrupt Bostonian policeman who has been aiding Teddy, by trapping him in his car and threatening him by flooding the vehicle with carbon monoxide. Frank relents and helps McCall destroy one of Pushkin’s money laundering operations in Boston. McCall also uses Frank’s information to slowly destroy Pushkin’s empire. While having dinner with a mobster, Teddy cuts a call from Pushkin, while McCall sits opposite of him and hands him the previous mobster’s broken and bloody shades, and also his contact number. Unsatisfied with Teddy’s lack of progress and the failure of his money laundering operations, Pushkin threatens Teddy to either kill McCall or not come home to Moscow. Teddy reacts angrily after the call, and stops wanting to capture McCall and wanting to kill him instead.

In retaliation for McCall blowing up Pushkin’s container ship meant for smuggling, Teddy and his men attack Home Mart and take Ralph and the workers of Home Mart hostage to lure him out, threatening to kill them if he does not surrender. McCall travels to the place and evades an ambush attempt set up by Teddy’s snipers. He enters the store and disables most of the lighting, and then kills Teddy’s henchmen one by one through the use of booby traps, after telling Ralph to get everybody out and leave nobody behind. After a struggle between McCall and one of Teddy’s heavier men, Ralph comes back to help out McCall, but gets shot in the leg.

McCall tells Ralph to turn on the electricity after an exact time of 40 seconds, giving him his watch. A contraption of chemicals in a microwave that McCall set up was turned on by the electricity, causing an explosion that kills the last of Teddy’s men. Teddy is lured to Ralph, and gets shot several times by McCall’s nail gun, who finishes him with a shot to the throat.

McCall then travels to Moscow, Russia and kills Pushkin’s guards, and sets up an electrical trap to kill Pushkin himself, after Pushkin tried to offer him money. McCall returns to Boston, where he reunites with Alina, who has recovered from her wounds and thanks him for giving her a second chance. McCall is inspired to continue using his skills to help people in desperate need and puts an online ad, identifying himself as “The Equalizer”. He soon receives another plea for help and sets off to answer it.

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Cast:

Denzel Washington as Robert McCall
Marton Csokas as Teddy
Chloë Grace Moretz as Teri
David Harbour as Masters
Haley Bennett as Mandy
Bill Pullman as Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo as Susan Plummer
David Meunier as Slavi
Johnny Skourtis as Ralphie
Alex Veadov as Tevi
Vladimir Kulich as Vladimir Pushkin

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The Maze Runner

Having read the 4 books in the Maze Runner series I was waiting for this movie for a long time and I didn’t get disappointed. 

I knew that just like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games there would be some changes moving from the book to the big screen but those changes where really well made and ended up giving more action to the movie. The grievers look different from what I imaged but still have the nails and the robotic feeling and the escape at the end was made by helicopter as opposed to the bus from the book but it was a great way to show us the maze from above in a impressive scene. 

The acting was good specially considering the age of the cast. I already knew Kaya Scodelario from Skins, Will Poulter from We’re The Millers and Thomas Brodie-Sangster from Game of Thrones but the rest of the cast is completely unkwoned to me. 

The story follows the same path to the book and I’m relived to see that unlike other movies where they try to smooth things and change the tone of the movie to make it lighter and more approachable that didn’t happen in this movie and the final scene in the lab actually surprised me with all the bodies but for a while I was afraid they would let Chuck live but then Gally showed up like in the book so that was a good move. 

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Here’s the plot from Wikipedia:

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

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I read that 20th Century Fox already gave the green light for the sequel The Scorch Trials and it seems Wes Ball will come back to direct it wich is really good news. 

Cast:

Dylan O’Brien as Thomas
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt
Kaya Scodelario as Teresa Agnes
Will Poulter as Gally
Ki Hong Lee as Minho
Blake Cooper as Chuck
Aml Ameen as Alby
Alexander Flores as Winston
Jacob Latimore as Jeff
Chris Sheffield as Ben
Dexter Darden as Frypan
Randall D. Cunningham as Clint
Joe Adler as Zart
Patricia Clarkson as Chancellor Ava Paige

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Let’s Be Cops

Both Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. are regulars on the TV series New Girl and they have great chemistry so when I first saw the trailer I decided to go watch it if there was nothing better on. 

The movie is surprisingly not funny for something labeled as comedy. 

My favorite character as to be Patrol Officer Segars played by Rob Riggle who does a better job than the 2 leads. 

I’m not wasting more time writing about this movie. If you’re looking for a comedy this isn’t it. 

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Here’s the plot from Wikipedia:

Two long time pals, Justin, a reject video game designer, and Ryan, a washed up college quarterback, recall a pact they once made: if they hadn’t “made it” in Los Angeles by the time they were thirty, they would head back to their Ohio hometown. While exiting a bar, their car is hit by a vehicle full of Albanians, who intimidate them into doing nothing.

Justin attempts to pitch a game about policemen, but his boss bullies him down. Later, Ryan convinces him to use the police uniforms from his presentation as costumes for their college reunion party. Upon attending, both are confronted with their failures and mutually accept to honor their pact. As they walk home, they are treated like real cops and decide to enjoy the gag. It allows Justin to finally get the attention of Josie, a waitress to whom he is attracted and who works at a local diner, Georgie’s.

Ryan decides to take the hoax further than one night. He learns official procedures and buys a used police cruiser, modifying it to resemble the genuine article. Although reluctant, Justin agrees to continue the charade, and through it begins a relationship with Josie. Ryan gets revenge on the Albanians who hit his car, unaware that they are mobsters blackmailing the owner of Georgie’s. During their many shenanigans, Ryan and Justin end up on a real distress call with Patrol Officer Segars. The experience shakes Justin, who realizes they face serious jail time if exposed. He tries to “retire,” but gets a phone call from Josie about a man frequently harassing her at work. It turns out to be Mossi Kasic, leader of the Albanian mobsters. Once more, the pair are intimidated into doing nothing.

Via Segars, Ryan obtains surveillance equipment to gather evidence and put Mossi away, along with an unidentified partner who has been investigating the pair. Ryan convinces Justin to do an undercover operation to obtain information on an incriminating shipment of crates. During the mission, they discover the crates full of SWAT equipment, along with secret tunnels in which they are shipped that run between Mossi’s club and Georgie’s restaurant. This necessitates the acquisition of the restaurant, explaining the blackmail. After a few close encounters, they barely escape. Fed up, Justin insists on mailing the evidence anonymously, but Ryan, finding purpose in his life again, is set on delivering it personally. They fight, and part ways.

Ryan brings his evidence to Segars, who recommends it go to the highest authority, which is Detective Brolin. Unfortunately, Brolin is actually Mossi’s partner. After instantly recognizing each other, Ryan makes it out of the station, but his sudden threat has blown their cover. Meanwhile, Justin decides to man up and, in uniform, assertively pitches his game again. One of Brolin’s officers shows up to try and kill him, inadvertently helping to sell the pitch. Ryan is abducted, and Mossi sends a threatening message to Justin. Overwhelmed, Justin pleas to Segars for help after admitting everything. He also confesses to Josie, which he had made previous attempts to do, and she disgustedly leaves him.

Justin goes into the tunnels alone while Ryan pits Mossi and Brolin against each other, prompting Mossi to shoot and kill the detective. Justin attempts to save his friend, but is overpowered. Segars arrives, causing Mossi and his crew to retreat. Segars admonishes the duo for their deception and orders them to leave before going after the mobsters without waiting for backup. Ryan and Justin agree they can’t abandon him, and suit up with the SWAT equipment. They save Segars, but he becomes incapacitated. The pair then face Mossi alone, during which the two reconcile. They fail to take him out, luckily, Segars is able to show up and shoots Mossi in the back of the chest, killing him.

Thanks to the respective confidence and motivation gained during their impersonations, Justin has become a successful game developer, while Ryan graduates from the police academy as a true, fully fledged member of the LAPD. Justin apologizes to Josie, and after she forgives him, they rekindle their relationship. Ryan, however, still has not given up on their fun as cops together, and convinces Justin to don the fake uniform once again and join him on patrol.

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Cast:

Jake Johnson as Ryan O’Malley
Damon Wayans, Jr. as Justin Miller
Rob Riggle as Patrol Officer Segars
Nina Dobrev as Josie
Keegan-Michael Key as Pupa
James D’Arcy as Mossi Kasic
Andy García as Detective Brolin
Jon Lajoie as Todd Connors

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