Spring Breakdown Reviews
I was really wrong.
This was horrible.
This is a Rachel Dratch creation and was stillborn.
This is a very talented group who need to fire their agents for having them put into this long SNL skit cr@pfest.
There were a couple of decent set ups and some funny performances and for that it gets 1.5 stars. The premise was old, the jokes were mostly stale, it basically flatlined out of the gate.
I am very upset with myself for watching this through until the end and I hope that this great group will come together again in some form or another and redeem themselves having taken a few showers to get the stench off first.
Over all this was very ammusing and at times "laugh out loud" funny.
From a comedy stand point, the cast is obviously AMAZING. Not listed here are: Seth Meyers, Missi Pyle, Jane Lynch who were all really good.
Oddly (but not totally surprising) was the fact that amongst all of these comedic power hitters, the person that stole the show was Missi Pyle in a fairly minor role as the alcoholic spring break cougar - "Charlene". Missi seems to get a lot of work, but someone needs to write a film (or tv show) that really showcases her talent. She is HILARIOUS.
Also worth noting was Jane Lynch as gun toting (Republican?) "Senator Hartmann". Imagine if Sarah Palin & Gov. Ann Richards were one person.
Sadly...while the film is filled with some really funny scenes and lines (made even funnier by this exceptional cast), most of the writing and the story itself were sub-par. Better suited for an SNL sketch.
That said, it is worth seeing...just don't let the cast listing get your hopes up too high.
Also featuring Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Seth Meyers, Sophie Monk, Missi Pyle and Jane Lynch, this film tells the story of 3 lonely women who crash a spring break to mind the future Vice President's daughter.
I'm guessing the hilarity was meant to come from the way that the 3 leads all fell into 3 different college stereotypes, but I'll admit whatever the joke was, it passed me by. Not much happened here at all, only a couple of minor chuckles.
"Becky, arn't you tiered of being a door mat, letting the Masons of the world just win all the time?"-Ashley Hartmann (Amber Tamblyn)
Captures the absurdity of the scene.
"Just drink the damn thing!"-Charlene (Missi Pyle)
But with that, I didn't care for this movie. I can understand why this premise would appeal to some people, but it wasn't something I enjoyed. The funniest parts would have to be Seth Meyers playing a gay man, and Will Arnet's two minute performance as a blind man.
But other than that, it felt like a really long, awkward Saturday Night Live sketch. And I love SNL, so when I have a problem with a movie that's like a long SNL sketch, there really is a problem. It's giving me a 'Nervy Breaky"!