The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Turns out to be an inane fish-out-of-water comedy. Along the way it turns into a virtual McDonald's commercial, too. The fact that you can hardly tell the difference is a good clue to the movie's bad-television flavor.
As good-natured as its big, beefy star, comedian Sinbad.
Plot-wise, there's little here beyond a few insubstantial strands.
In its worst moments, Houseguest becomes a struggle in which a very human comedian fights to project his personality over the director's technological muddle. But the good news is that Sinbad wins.
Comedy at its most formulaic.
Waste of Phil Hartman and Sinbad
Who decided Sinbad needed to star in a movie and what should we do to them when we find out?
Tedious and unfocused...the contrivance in this forgettable comedy is inexplicably unbearable
here's that eviction notice
Like the housepest of the title, Sinbad's character here is more annoying than amusing and before the film is over you may just wish he'd go away.
A film that lacks solid construction from the ground up, something that can't be "fixed in the editing," I'm afraid.
I remember that we had this movie on VHS and that I really liked watching it when I was younger. I remember it being very entertaining at the time. Sinbad stars as a con artist who is trying to hide from some mobsters. In an airport he gets mistakenly befriended by a geek lawyer who thinks he's a long lost childhood friend. He becomes a house gest and makes himself comfortable in the lawyer's home and really gets to know his family and neighbors. This movie is very funny and well suited to watch with your family, I know I loved to watch it back then.
HILARIOUS! In "Houseguest," Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) stars as a houseguest that wasn't supposed to be a houseguest. Kevin is in trouble with a few people and they threaten to kill him if he doesn't give them $50,000 the next day. Kevin ends up pretending to be a long lost friend of Gary (Phil Hartman) and his family. Kevin is going to be a houseguest for awhile just so he can stay away from the madmen that he's in trouble with. But to be the family's houseguest, he has to pretend to be the REAL long lost friend of Gary, and also pretend to be what Gary's real friend is known for, for being one of the best dentists there are.
I don't see why "Houseguest" isn't a lot more popular than it is, it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen without a doubt, and I've seen a lot of great comedy movies. Sinbad provides most of the laughs with his crazy antics. I couldn't quit laughing at the part when Sinbad washes his hands with novacaine and he finds out that his hands are real numb while he's pretending to be a dentist. But that's far from being the only hilarious part of the movie. "Houseguest" is hilarious all the way from when he first becomes the houseguest at the beginning of the movie all the way to the song that talks about food in the credits after the movie.
I recommend "Houseguest" to anybody who likes hilarious movies. Whether you like Sinbad or not, you should be able to enjoy this movie a lot. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.
Sinbad plays a funny character that sneaks into a familes house to dodge some mobsters, posing as a long-time friend. The plot is predictable, it seems like its been done before, and its not really that orginal...
But Sinbad and Hartman both play great roles that bring the movie to life. It actually turns out to be classicly funny and a great family film for all too see
An family-friendly romp with Sinbad & Phil Hartman providing the laughs. Keep your ears open during the end credits as they sing fast food variations of classic X-Mas carols.
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