The new “comedy” from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer features what is possibly the perfect cast of recognizably limited actors. Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Aziz Ansari (TV’s Parks and Recreation) show their lack of range as two friends that are forced to rob a bank by two lazy losers played by Danny McBride (in typical blatantly inappropriate fashion) and Nick Swardson (a capable comedic talent who lacks substantial material in this case). The sexual suggestions and off-handed racial slurs pile up as the gang set out on their uninspired misadventure that’s obviously inspired by the likes of Dude, Where’s My Car? and the Harold & Kumar films. A joyless bore that struggles to reach its 83 minute running time.
30 Minutes or Less opens in Philly area theaters today.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.