Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story Reviews
I was lucky to receive a Rob Cordry signed poster when I ordered it when it was released on DVD.
This hilarious film stars Rob Corddry from The Daily Show. The film is about Bobby Dukes, a famous paintball star that was caught "wiping" during the championship match. After ten years, Dukes returns to the game, assembling a new team and hoping to gain back his title.
The mockumentary is well done, though the laughs don't come right away, when they show up they don't leave. The teammates are all hilarious, and the side characters add to the comedy. Though the games are fun to watch, the comedy comes from training for the games. When Bobby gets his team together you can't help but laugh. Each member has their own great qualities, especially Rob Riggle and Paul Scheer. Writing this review, it's been two days since I last saw it, and I still keep laughing at some of the jokes.
I really hope this movie makes it to theatres, I know people will check it out and love it. I saw the director after the film and he said he had a lot of great extra footage shot that he would love to include on the DVD, so I can't wait, I'll buy it first chance I get.
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I had hopes this could be a classic mockumentary, and there are flashes of brilliance where the movie actually delivers on its potential. They mostly belong to Rob Heubel, as Dukes' rival Sam Brown. He is actually a riot. It's a performance (and character) that the rest of the flick can't live up to. Ed Helms has a funny little cameo as well. Even as someone who likes paintballing, this was fairly disappointing. Not near as funny as it could have, or should have been.
One really scary thing about this movie is it runs forever. Way too long for a comedy and even longer for a mediocre comedy. If you've got money to burn, rent this movie and let it play in the background while you do stuff around the house. You'll get a lot done.