Role Models (Unrated)

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6.81 h 41 min2008X-RayR
Role Models Unrated brings new meaning to juvenile delinquency with footage too outrageous for theaters. Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star as the world's most unlikely mentors.
Directors
David Wain
Starring
Seann William ScottPaul RuddChristopher Mintz-Plasse
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
A very cynical Paul Rudd finds out that things aren't so bad by mentoring a kid
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Role Models was a comedy based upon a man named Danny (Paul Rudd) who was so cynical and jaded he couldn’t have a functioning relationship with anyone. His girlfriend Beth (Elizabeth Banks) leaves him because she can’t stand his attitude. His only friend is Wheeler (Seann William Scott) who he works with. They get in trouble and have to mentor two kids. One is foul mouthed pre-teen named Ronnie (Bobb’e Thompson) and the other named Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) loves fantasy live action role playing. The movie is about whether Danny can find some purpose and joy in life and save his relationships with Beth and Wheeler, while mentoring Augie.

Overall the movie works because of the relationships between Danny and Augie and Wheeler and Ronnie. At first, having to mentor Augie just makes Danny hate his life even more. All the kid wants to do is talk about and play in his fantasy game. Ronnie is also great in his role. He makes Wheeler’s life a living hell at first. Eventually both of the adults bond with the kids and they become dynamic duos. The highlight is when they try to help Augie with his live action group and dress up like the band KISS in a giant battle royal. The king in the game is hilariously played by Ken Jeong. By finding empathy Danny eventually overcomes his personal problems and repairs his relationships.

Overall this is a very funny comedy with plenty of wisecracks and hilarious situations.
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ryan landauReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dis-gusting
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So, I received this blu ray, i opened it and thought immediately "What is that smell"? Passed it off as some kind of moist rotten warm faeces smell that will...pass? After opening it I see it is a blu ray from some video rental store as there are paper sticker bar codes on the blu ray itself. Smell intensifies. Visible confusion. I smell the blu ray...dear God. I immediately place the blu ray and its packaging into a ziplock freezer bag, throw it in my garbage can...outside and sanitize everything. Didn't even want to bother with returning it.
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dxyou23Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Raunchy but funny!
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I like to watch this movie when I'm in the mood for some raunchy humor which I enjoy. I also really like Paul Rudd and that other guy I always forget his name. Anyway, I watch this when I'm kind of down and out and it tears me up. If you like silly kind of raunchy humor and just goofiness is a good movie to watch.
Michael GmirkinReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yet another campy, hilariously funny Sean William Scott comedy...
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I'm a pretty big fan of all the cheesy comedies Sean William Scott's been in, from American Pie to this latest romp.

Basically he and his comedic cohort get sentenced to community service at a "Big Brother / Big Sister" type organization with a kinda' crazy lady as a director. Comedic hilarity ensues. It's all low brow comedy, which is to be expected. Plenty of drug and sexual humor. But it hits all of its marks pretty well.

I especially enjoyed it because of the sub-plot around one of the kids' hobby of "LAIRE" which is very similar to ye old live action roleplaying game Amtgard, which I used to participate in way back when. And they captured the feel of that pretty well...

The Blu-ray comes with both the theatrical & unrated cuts of the movie. It also has a pretty good set of special features, with some bloopers, on set, and how they went about creating the live action roleplaying system used in the movie (seems lifted pretty directly from Amtgard, though I seem to recall they deny it came from any one LARP system in particular).

Anyway, overall, if you like this kind of low brow, sophomoric humor (like American Pie, Van Wilder, et al), you'll probably love this movie...
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Laura KReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movie
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Admittedly I am a fan of Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bobb’e Thompson, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney, etc., so you can take this positive review with a grain of salt if you want to. This movie is funny, endearing, just the right amount of vulgar, has action (albeit LARP type action), romance. What more could you want? If you don’t like it, you can hold me accountable lol.
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RomulusReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty Decent Comedy
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It's difficult to make a comedy these days. The standards have truly been raised/lowered (depending on your opinion) by over-the-top folks like Sasha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrel. The genre has also received some maturity by those Kings of the latter 00's Comedies, Apatow and Co. They gave and continue to give comedies the over the top laughs a la Kevin Smith but with their own true heart that isn't the usual contrivance of most 90's comedies. Role Models is a warm film but is more likely to be a minor classic than anything. It has all the bare breasts, raunchy humor and drug use but it really delves into what it takes to be a role model to someone and the flaws in common mentoring. Jane Lynch's character is fantastic. Her deadpan comedy caught my attention in the 40 Year-Old Virgin (that song she suddenly sang in Spanish made me literally spit out my drink) and she is rather well showcased in this film. The only make or break point is... How much you really buy the whole LAIRE (Kind of a live action RPG for nerds) thing. If participation by the whole cast makes you giggle then this is the best comedy you've ever seen. If it makes you sad to see grown men wear medieval costume and play make believe, then the third act is really going to annoy you, although the denouement is done quite well. The two kids in need of mentoring aren't just two hyperboles of troubled youth. We all went to school with kids like them and this adds to the heart of the film. The extras in the DVD are really quite nice so don't miss them!
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GabeReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
A hidden jem of hilarity!
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"Stiffler" and Paul Rudd are in top form in this hilarious slacker comedy that combines awesome comedic innovation with unparalleled writing and delivery. In no other comedy that I've ever before seen, has there been such absurdity when it comes to thinking outside the box. Who else would involve LARPING (Live Action Role Playing) in the story of their tale, much less with Ken Jeong as the "king" of this medieval fantasy world? I can't count the number of times this movie forced me to laugh aloud, and what's more, it's got a surprising amount of heart. Many slapstick-style comedies attempt an ill-fitted dose of heart late in their delivery, and the results are less than desirable, with mixed tone and messaging. With "Role Models", however, this difficult balance is struck marvelously, and the end product is fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this movie, and I highly recommend it for adult viewers (DON'T watch this one with your kids!) who love comedy! Enjoy... this one flew under the radar, but it should not be missed!
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Jim GateleyReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2009
3.0 out of 5 stars
Two strange guys as Role Models
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3 of 5 stars for the comedy movie Role Models. Take Seann William Scott (American Pie fame) and add Paul Rudd and you have the "Bigs" (aka the role models). How did we get there? OK, these two guys have the job of doing school road-shows to sell the kids an "Energy Drink". Well, buzzed on the drink, the guys get into some ah ah trouble. The judge says, community service with a group called "Sturdy Wings" (a "big brother" kind of group). So our two heros get paired as "Bigs" for two problem kids.

Rudd's kid is into live acting fantasy combat (like dungeons and dragons). Scott's kid as a bad attitude. Needless to say, our heros are not into doing this community service work. The movie is all about how the "Bigs" grow and develop helpful relationships with the kids ("Littles"). It is fun how the four come together at the end to help each other.

A funny, nice and entertaining movie. Oh, I should point out that it has adult themes and some nudity so it is really a movie for "Bigs" not "Littles". Worth watching!
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