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Mr. Woodcock & Good Luck ChuckPosted Monday, January 14, 2008, at 11:20 AM
Two new movie releases on this Tuesday.
The latest in a string of Billy Bob Thornton comedies that feature him and some younger comedic actor. This time it's Seann William Scott from American Pie 'Stifler' fame. Seann plays the troubled man who has overcome his past to write a best selling book about letting go of the past. Most of his childhood pain came from a gym teacher named Mr. Woodcock who would torture and humiliate him. Seann returns home to receive an award and finds out his mother is engaged to marry Mr. Woodcock. Hilarity ensues.
The basic premise of the flick is solid however the movie plays out like you've seen it before. There is nothing new or original here and ultimately you won't care. Mainly because the flick is not meant to bring anything new to you but rather a little laughter. The movie does this in generous doses and lets me forgive it for being a little bland inbetween the laughs. Mr. Woodcock is well worth watching for a few laughs but you probably won't be watching it again.
Good Luck Chuck
This movie tries to go for the gross-out sentimental flick like Superbad and Knocked Up did so well, but can't quite seem to find that line and crosses back and forth without regard. It has a decent story to support the sentimental gross-out comedy and follows it quite well, however it lacks the huge laughs that were consistent throughout the other flicks in this 'sub-genre'. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely some really good jokes in this flick, but not enough. Which is the downfall of the movie. If only there was an alternate version of the flick with more jokes added in and some of the boring filler taken out, then we'd be talking about a movie worth buying. However, that's not the case and Good Luck Chuck is only worth a rental for the few laughs that are in it. The one about a line dance is PURE GOLD. I was laughing for ten minutes. It completely caught me off guard. I would recommend this flick just for that one line.
For those who don't know, Good Luck Chuck is about a man named Chuck who was cursed at a young age to never find true happiness and everyone that he is with will find happiness after leaving him. Later in life, Chuck seems to find that everytime he is with someone, the next person they meet and date, they marry. The word gets out and females are lining up at his door to get some 'good luck'. Chuck resists at first but soon gives in. After which, he realizes he has found the one girl for him and has to figure out how to keep her and get rid of the curse.
Both flicks are available at the local Movie Gallery. By the way, if anyone has any information on the whereabouts of some Simpsons standees, please let me or Colby at Movie Gallery know immediately. They seem to have gone missing.
Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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