It’s not funny, only its villains speak truth, and its putative heroes are now the horrible bosses… though the movie doesn’t seem to realize that.
Here are the few films coming in 2014 that are not sequels, remakes, reboots, or based on a stage show, the Bible, young-adult novels, comic books, cartoons, or — someone make it stop — toy lines.
Will it be Bad Santa, or bad Adam Sandler?
There’s a bone-deep heartless cruelty at play here…
It could be a real person — your first grade teacher, a glamorous movie star or famous athlete, maybe your own sibling — or it could be a hypothetical someone: perhaps a person doing a job you’d love to try, for instance…
This could be good. I hope this is good. Jason Bateman might preredeem himself for The Change-Up with this…
If Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds are actively hoping to piss away their charms, they’re both doing excellent jobs of it.
What if you and your most superbly geeky bestest friend ever met an alien? I mean a real life honest-to-Carl Sagan extry terrestrial. What if? You would plotz. You would. Like Nick Frost’s Clive does here, you would giggle like a loon and then faint, out cold from the sheer splendidness of this happenstance. I know I would.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together again? Hoorah! The alien is a geek, too? Umm, okay. Jason Bateman as Fox Mulder? Hoorah? Anal-probing jokes? Oh, dear.
You can use existing source material or invent your own scenario. And don’t forget to tell us who’ll be starring!