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Repo tells the story of two low-level car repossession agents. One is a slacker of the ultimate grade--married to a redneck party girl; the other is a tender-hearted pretty boy who is, amusingly, unlucky at love. And he's also the manager of a small apartment complex.
When times are tough for the protagonists -- and they are from the start -- they decide to embark on a plan that is both potentially life-changing and, most definitely, half-baked. They will take back--read "steal"--every car they've ever repossessed and sell it for a profit. But when the finding inside one of those cars turns out to be a large sum of money, they face consequences that are both hilarious and somewhat contrived.
The love lives of our buddies are sprinkled in throughout the movie for romance's sake. The plots are neither romantic, nor are they compelling. There is a wacky waitress who is a con-woman and tries to come between one of the pair of lovers because the other friend is jealous that he's losing his best buddy.
Ultimately, the movie ends up feeling a bit disjointed due to its lack of focus. The themes peppered throughout the film are as unsettling, varied and mismatched as the shoe selection at a thrift store. You don't know whether you're watching a heist caper, a buddy comedy, a romantic chick-flick or a really bad film. You simply can't decide how to categorize it; because it happens to be all of those things and yet none of them all at once.
It's really tough to recommend a movie such as this one because, although I liked it overall, I can definitely see it possesses MAJOR flaws and may not suit the liking of most people. But, it was innocuous and fun while it lasted. Even if you end up with an uneasy or unfulfilled movie-going experience. At least you chuckled a few times and smiled--which is probably more than you would've done if you hadn't seen it.
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