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Desc:Amy Poehler has made something incredible. And I am excited.
Category:Classic Movies, Humor
Tags:paul rudd, amy poehler, Movies that Dont Suck, self aware comedy
Submitted:Rodents of Unusual Size
Date:05/03/14
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Comment count is 30
Hooker - 2014-05-03
I don't know why this got you all hot and bothered.
Hooker - 2014-05-03
By the way, this is a three-star submission, but I took one off because the trailer is blocked in Canada. We're now gating advertisements.

Old_Zircon - 2014-05-03
If you're going to gate something, advertisements are one of the few things that's kind of justifiable.

Gmork - 2014-05-03
Worthless fuck.

Hooker - 2014-05-04
Look, I got sick of explaining every joke half way through the trailer. I can't imagine what a hell 90+ minutes of it would be.

Father Avalanche - 2014-05-03
david wain wrote and directed this, not amy poehler. that being said, and despite wain's obvious talents, i have a feeling this will end up being pretty mediocre.
boner - 2014-05-03
limited theatrical release, and available on-demand on the same day.. pretty big hint there.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-05-03
I am a huge Amy Poehler fan. I just watched a slew of movie trailers that were all indescribably boring and then this. Maybe it was just so much better than the ones I saw by comparison I thought it was good but in retrospect may be sub par.

Damn Hollywood lowering my expectations.

Callamon - 2014-05-03
5 for ROUS being a huge pussy and feeling bad about something he liked because other people don't like it too.

Gmork - 2014-05-03
Anyone more jaded than me can go fuck themselves.

That guy - 2014-05-03
Yeah, it's not at all clear that this will have much of the magic of Wet Hot American Summer. 2-3 good, weird jokes and a bunch of bad ones is not a recipe for success.

infinite zest - 2014-05-03
I like David Wain, and this kind of sounds like a really long episode of Stella. I was pleasantly surprised by Wanderlust, which for all its predictability, made me laugh. Role Models was great too. I'm assuming that after the commercial and (mostly) critical failure of The Ten, he just stopped making movies like Wet Hot American Summer.

I'll still see it. It seems like a great date movie that doesn't involve one million Judd Apatow jokes like "OMG THAT'S KATO KAILEN WHAT'S HE DOING IN MY KITCHEN MAKING SPAGHETTI AT 4 IN THE MORNING BECAUSE OH MY GOD I GOT THIS ONE DOG OFF MY DICK BUT THE DOG GAVE BIRTH WHILE BITING MY DICK AND I HELPED THE DOG GIVE BIRTH AND NOW THE PUPPY IS BITING MY DICK" type shit.
infinite zest - 2014-05-03
Also Wain makes movies like this because nobody saw The Ten except for me. And probably most of you. "Limited release" at my theatre meant.. I think it was showing during a film festival so it got Friday at around noon, then no weekend except for the late shows, monday and tuesday and gone on wednesday. Never had a chance.

This is the same theatre I worked at that had my Big Fat Greek Wedding for 8 months. Eight fucking months. Of my Big Fat Greek Wedding. Every Thursday we were about to send it back and there'd be a flood of people who heard about My Big Fat Greek Wedding. "ooh is this the last night you're going to play it?" type shit so we'd keep it another week.

boner - 2014-05-03
In my city you can still watch a lot of stuff in theatres even after it's been on DVD for a week or two, and they only charge six bucks. I guess switching from film to digital has made that possible. Anyway here are stars because this might be a movie that is good but has no marketing.

infinite zest - 2014-05-03
Yeah we've got "Brew and View" places here (3 bucks for the movie and I think still 5 for a pitcher of PBR.. almost cheaper than sneaking beer in) which is awesome but in general it's going to be the second or third run Oscar nominees or some cult classic. There's little room for movies like this one, or Run Fatboy Run, which did turn out mostly sucking at the box office despite its actors. Spoiler alert. Simon Pegg enters a marathon because a girl. Hilarity ensues. Really good for a PG13 rom com.

In that movie's case, it was delayed over and over and over to the point where we thought it was a joke. We sold all the posters a year before it actually came to the theatre. It's this weird little void for non-Judd Apatow-esque comedies that these movies live in, which is really unfortunate. I'm sure Neighbors will do gangbusters because of Seth Rogan, even though it looks dumb as shit. Same with Sex Tape, which I legitimately thought WAS an April Fools joke.

infinite zest - 2014-05-03
I'm giving it 5 stars in advance, this whole conversation's been pretty Poehlerisg

Adham Nu'man - 2014-05-03
From this trailer, it looks like every romantic comedy ever.
Scrimmjob - 2014-05-03
I'm all about Chris Maloni doing more comedy roles.
themilkshark - 2014-05-03
I think it looks pretty funny.
dairyqueenlatifah - 2014-05-03
Can someone explain the amazing joke here? I don't seem to get it.
Callamon - 2014-05-03
This is "Romantic Movie" along the lines of the "Scary Movie" franchise, that is why everything seems so tired and played out.

oddeye - 2014-05-03
Why do they have to point out obvious jokes like "then I'll still have a job!!" and shit? She falls down the stairs and then high-fives some guy in a doorway... so? He says some shit about her being cute then makes a face, big deal?

I also don't like Paul Rudd so fuck this stupid shit.

infinite zest - 2014-05-03
Did you see the trailer for Wet Hot American Summer or The Ten? Or Wanderlust? All horrible trailers for good movies. Also not liking Paul Rudd is like not liking Ben Affleck or Tim Heidecker or even Adam Sandler. All are capable of doing things beyond their normal roles, and once in a while prove it (Affleck with Argo, Heidecker with The Comedy, Sandler with Punch Drunk Love.)

infinite zest - 2014-05-03
I don't really see the Scary Movie comparison. I haven't read the synopsis (scout's honor) but I think this is more akin to Annie Hall or 500 Days of Summer than it is a straight-up parody of romance and rom coms. Jesus christ I'm really psychoanalyzing a movie that I'll probably torrent a year from now.

oddeye - 2014-05-03
I don't like any of those guys at all and I refuse to watch any movie that contains their face or voice.

infinite zest - 2014-05-04
It's your prerogative but you're missing out on 3 really good movies. I don't like John Travolta but it didn't stop me from enjoying Pulp Fiction.

Aelric - 2014-05-03
I see the shades of Wet Hot American Summer here, I'm just not sure if it's really capture it again.
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2014-05-03
I loved the glance at the camera toward the end. Looks to me like it could go either way.
joelkazoo - 2014-05-03
The problem with romantic comedy spoofs is it's hard to tell when you're making fun of the trappings of a romantic comedy or just using said traps in a bout of laziness.
That guy - 2014-05-04
Exactly. They've been 'cutely' spoofed too many times.

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