Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

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Not even Stifler and McLovin will get me into this now

My knee-jerk reaction to a line in an ad last night for the film Role Models:

"That possibly was written by someone who's never actually talked to a black person."

(What annoyed me? A scene where Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, as two white guys mentoring a black kid, take him camping, and they've set up a tent, and the kid kicks it down, and then immediately says something like "Oh, I'm black, so you think I did it?!")

Okay, maybe Role Models will turn out to be a funny film. And I like Seann William Scott (I wasn't the only one who thought Stifler! when I saw him in the trailer for Old School, so I was already a fan then) and I've heard good things about that guy who played McLovin in Superbad -- which reminds me, I need to see Superbad -- but it was (to me) a clueless moment. (Not even a Clueless moment, 'cause at least that flick was thoughtful and cute.) I like dumb comedy (hey, I roared repeatedly at The Waterboy and Dude, Where's My Car?), but this looks like The Wrong Kind of Dumb.

I felt MUCH better about the Nike Football commercial (directed by David Fincher!) that had the great style touch of using Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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