The Chaperone (2011)
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Pro wrestler Paul "Triple H" Levesque stars in this action crime comedy as Ray, a former bank robber who's attempting to start a new life when his criminal past returns with a vengeance. Life on the outside can be tough for an ex-con, so when opportunities prove to be few and far between, Ray's old crew tries to entice him to come back into the fold for one last heist. Ray considers rejoining, but ultimately decides against it -- signing up to chaperone his daughter's class' trip to the natural
Feb 18, 2011 Limited
Mar 8, 2011
Samuel Goldwyn Films/WWE Studios - Official Site
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A lightweight comedy aimed, presumably, at tweeners and fans of World Wrestling Entertainment
"The Chaperone" is dreadful enough to make you wish Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was still making family movies.
Presumably there's an audience out there for old-fashioned, poorly written, unevenly thesped, family-friendly tales of redemption starring beefy wrestlers and a bunch of kids, but it's difficult to imagine who.
This lame WWE produced family comedy isn't likely to turn wrestling star Paul "Triple H" Levesque into a household name.
Like last year's "Legendary" and "Knucklehead," which didn't exactly slam moviegoers to the mat with their entertainment chops, this haphazardly clichéd comedy-drama about redemption similarly suffers.
As funny as these guys can be when they work themselves into a purple-faced rage yelling at the TV camera, none of the current generation of wrestler-actors seem to have the charisma or comic gifts of a Hulk Hogan or Dwayne Johnson.
It's good, clean entertainment and if you have children and are looking for a night out with them, where they won't be rolling their eyes, they'll have a good time and you might even enjoy yourself, somewhat, as well.
The surprise is that WWE's Triple H, Paul Levesque, is a nimble, appealing and large presence in the leading role...
If WWE is going to continue to insist on placing its stars in ill-fitting projects like this, the least it could do is spring for some livelier material.
The Chaperone is being marketed as a comedy, though no one seems to have told anyone involved.
A mall-direct mash-up that will bring the entire family together-for about an hour and a half.
It's a blatant exploitation film (what Variety calls "an actioner"), yet its obviousness, keyed to Levesque's squared-circle appeal, is humorous.
This hulk-with-a-heart-of-gold fable embraces banalities with a vigor matched only by its lack of imagination.
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