Jeff's Review of Year One


  • 4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Year One

    Year One (2009)

    When you watch a Jack Black movie you expect a lot of sex jokes, toilet jokes, and vulgarity...and that's what you will get with Year One.

    I am a big fan of Jack Black ever since I saw him in the movie Mars Attacks! He is a great funny man and actually has a few acting chops to boot. Year One, directed by Ghostbusters veteran Harold Ramis, is a what you see, is what you get type of movie. You expect silliness, stupidity and throw away lines. This isn't to say everything that comes across the silver screen needs to be cinematic excellence, there is a place for silliness. This isn't one of the best comedies of all time, but surprisingly, it is not amongst the worst.

    Jack Black along with eternally uncomfortably going through puberty Michael Cera charter a course through biblical times who stumble along the path of greats like Abraham, Cane and Able, and a cast of B.C. others.

    Through their travels Black tries hard to be a more responsible tribesman and Cera tries to help him along the way while trying to "lie with a woman" as the man-boy that he is.

    If you want a no-brainer with a few laughs this would be that movie. Don't expect too much, but sometimes, it is fun just to pop in a movie that is nothing more than a quick romp through the dawn of civilization

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