RELEASE DATE: 15/08/2013
RUN TIME: 1HR 50MIN
|CAST:||JENNIFER ANISTON - ROSE|
|JASON SUDEIKIS - DAVID BURKE|
|EMMA ROBERTS - CASEY|
|ED HELMS - BRAD|
|DIRECTOR:||RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER|
The laughs range from simple crowd pleaser - a boy getting bitten where the sun don’t shine by an exotic spider - to the outright lewd - actually seeing said spider-bitten testicle, or a “sister” and “mother” teaching their “brother/son” how to kiss while “dad” looks on and takes pictures. Comedic pros Aniston and Sudeikis carry the film beautifully with scene-stealer Poutler by their side, and a support cast including Kathryn Hahn (‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’) and Nick Offerman (‘Parks and Recreations’).
Unwilling to commit to the full gross-out enchilada, the film falls dramatically when some farcical sentimentality is thrown in to please the parents and partners demographic, and it inevitably falls foul to a predictable ending of redemption and romance.
Ultimately a forgettable film, it still gets a good recommendation based on more than a few good laughs and a post-credit gag reel to boot.