Tim's review on the main page:
Completely forgot that Phil Lord & Chris Miller were eventually attached to direct this. No wonder I had such fun with this. I love, LOVE, LOOOOOVE Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and their new film is completely in line with their sensibilities (they even brought along Mark Mothersbaugh for scoring duties again!). It strikes a good balance between self-referential winking and playing the emotional beats straight. As they did with Cloudy, they're not afraid to be a little random and outright cartoonish at times while managing to tell a pretty effective story with characters that are really easy to like.
Seriously... I spent most of last night in the chat room giving Channing Tatum shit about his non-performance in GI JOE, but I really liked him in this. He and Jonah Hill quickly develop a sweet chemistry within the first 5 minutes of the movie.
I also just found out that Scott Pilgrim co-writer Michael Bacall wrote the film as well. That and Brie Larson (I recognized her face, but could not place her until I read the end credits) is in the film as Jonah Hill's romantic interest. Also, there's a guy in the movie I kept thinking, "The guy's a dead ringer for James Franco!" Then in the credits I found out the guy is Dave Franco. DID NOT KNOW. Several fun cameos and minor roles for familiar faces as well.
It's likely not a film that'll stay with me for too long, but it was a riot with a crowd.
IT MADE ME LIKE CHANNING TATUM!
Edited by mcnooj82 - 3/16/12 at 11:48am