Heavy Times (2010)
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Full disclosure: I'm kind of biased. But I really did enjoy Heavy Times. While Heavy Times treads some similar territory as The Hangover and Superbad, it is much more over the top and, oddly, focused. It is a comedy that is heavy on dialog and playing the characters. There is less emphasis on actual scenarios--where a movie like The Hangover or Superbad toss as many crazy scenarios at the viewer as possible, Heavy Times takes the approach of using relatively normal scenarios with relatively normal 20-somethings centered around one absolutely crazy personality. While a lot of viewers probably will find "Uncle Rick" to be little more than a caricature (and perhaps an annoying one at that), it is the three guys caught up in the maelstrom whom really provide much-needed depth to the movie. It is NOT about Uncle Rick's schtick--it is about the way the guys respond to him that is identifiably realistic. Even as they make obvious mistakes which lead to bad situations, and the viewer is yelling at the screen that they're being dumb, the movie makes the viewer wonder (and I suspect often realize) that if put in the same situation we'd react the same way.
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