The Other Guys (2010)

The Other Guys (2010) 107min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 August 2010 (USA) Summary: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.
Countries: USALanguages: English, Ukrainian

This is a story about two cops, in New York, living their best lives and solving crimes. Real heroes.

No, not those two.

These two.

And in a nutshell, that’s the movie premise right there. Two regular folks, doing stuff that needs to be done.

Just like in real life – ah, no, actually. That’s a different kind of show to the one you’ll find here. That kind of show would probably something in French, available on streaming only with questionable English dubbing.

This is Hollywood comedy. Which means everything is dialled up to 11 and then some. Casual stereotypical portrayal of character types (masculinity tropes, corrupt cops, homeless people, women). A case of the fake people. You know, all the usual stuff that makes me wonder “is being crass actually funny?”

Do you remember the old days? You know! When you would own a movie, on some magnetic tape, or a DVD? When we would rent a movie from a store for a whole week. You’d watch it a couple of times because when you looked up the [insert a number less than 10] channels of TV you had access to in the paper guide, there wasn’t much on that caught your fancy. That’s right. The old days!

So I’m longing for the days of yesterday because in those days I sure would have tried to own this on physical media. It’s a decent enough rewatch on a quiet evening when you need something familiar, something you may not have to invest a whole lot in the next time round. When I was a kid, that was ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’. Nowadays, I really only rewatch this every couple of years or so. Too much else competing for my attention. Scandalous. Hey, whats that? Gotta go. Too many other movies to review!

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