[FONT=Tahoma]This was a good movie, and I didn't really expect it to be, especially when I saw Lou Diamond Phillips in the opening credits. The opening scene with the lion didn't make much sense at first, and actually seemed kind of retarded, but it made sense at the end. Seann William Scott's character, Ben, has a fascination with National Geographic, which I found really interesting. SWS did a good job with this role. He's done some goofy roles (American Pie, Dude, Where's My Car?) and he really pulls those off. He also pulls the serious roles off, which may be hard for some people to imagine.
Lou Diamond Phillips' character, Gregory, was actually kind of cool. He is a mob boss type and has white hair like that other guy (what's his name?).
Timm Sharp plays Rikki, the kind of sidekick guy who gets the short end of the stick every time it seems. I have never seen Sharp in anything else (he hasn't been in much) but I hope this movie gets him some more roles. I liked his portrayal of Rikki, maybe partly because I usually like those kinds of characters. He was likeable, and I'm surprised he made it through the movie alive, considering he was beaten to unconsciousness twice.
Monet Mazur plays Vanessa, and this character was totally annoying and pointless. She was like a semi-love interest, but who knows why? I can't imagine a guy wanting to be with a girl like that. It was funny at the end when she was shoved out of the van. :up:
Dave Foley plays Roy, a father and I believe they called it FBI Agent. He didn't convince me in either role, because he looked and seemed more like an overaged college student. Maybe the clothes were part of his "cover" but it just didn't work for me. I really couldn't see him busting in on the mob, or fathering a "hot" blonde slut.
There was also the guy who had seizures, and that was kind of funny. It's like Murphy's Law for bank robberies. All we need is for the safe cracking guy to go into epileptic seizures. Then the other guy gets drugged, so it's all up to the girl.
In the end, all works out well.[/FONT]