YET ANOTHER SWITCH

THE CHANGE-UP (2011)
– 2 and a half out of 5 stars

The trailer for this was really funny but it seems most of the movie was in the trailer. The part where I remembered I laughed the most was when both Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman peed on everything in their way during the blackout. Yup, peeing in the dark is very funny.

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MEN SEEKING MEN

HORRIBLE BOSSES (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) are three friends who believe they have the worst bosses anyone could possibly have. They hatch a plan to kill their bosses and things start to go wrong after they take the advice from someone in the “most dangerous bar”.

Bobby Pellitt: You can fire Professor Xavier.
Kurt: You mean Hank.
Bobby Pellitt: Creeps me out, rolling around all day in his special, little secret chair.

There’s simply too many hilarious moments in this movie to count. The part where Jamix Foxx describes how he got his name, Motherfucker Jones? The part where Jason Sudeikis places the entire bathroom up his ass? The part where Charlie Day gets high on coke, sings “That’s Not My Name” and his tiny jabs?

Also, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston played characters that were way off! Farrell looks weird (hello, combover!) and his comments about a colleague in a wheelchair was outrageous! Aniston was just talking dirty all the time and it’s a bit disconcerting to hear but it’s even more shocking to watch her when she tries to seduce Dale. And it’s so cute because Charlie Day’s voice gets really squeaky when he’s nervous!

Some other familiar faces were John Francis Daley (Sweets from Bones), Ioan Gruffudd and Julie Bowen (Modern Family). Gruffud’s cameo was the funniest! WET WORK!

STAY FOR SOME OUTTAKES DURING THE CREDITS!

IT’S PROBING TIME

PAUL (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings, two Brits visiting the 2009 San Diego Comic Con who decide to take a roadtrip through the sites of major extraterrestrial importance. However, they meet Paul, an alien, who wants to return home and their lives will never be the same again.

OMG this movie is super funny – I kept laughing throughout its entirety! Most of it had something to do with their inner (and outer) geek and of course Paul, who is as unconventional as an alien could be. He smokes weed, moons people, swears like a sailor – and he doesn’t like to probe you. Seth Rogen with his stoner voice and goofy laughter is perfect for Paul. The agents after them were really funny too! Especially Jason Bateman’s Lorenzo Zoil, who actually tasted the liquid (it’s pee!) on the ground. Eeew! While Agent Haggard (Bill Hader) likes to snap pictures of useless items, Agent O’Reilly (Joe Lo Truglio) was trying to find out what spaceman balls look like… OMG that scene in the comic shop was one of the highlights! Caution though, cos there’s lots of swearing in this film but it was all done in good fun.

Graeme Willy: You are an alien!
Paul: To you I am, yes.
Graeme Willy: Are you gonna probe us?
Paul: Why does everyone always assume that? What am I doing? Am I harvesting farts? How much can I learn from an ass?

Last but not least, the universally-asked question: “Who the hell is Adam Shadowchild?”

DOUBLE THE NEUROTICS

THE SWITCH (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

 Caught The Switch and I must say, Sebastian is so cute!

Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) and Wally (Jason Bateman) have been best friends for six years and Kassie decides that she wants to find an eligible male to be a sperm donor so that she can be a single mother before her biological clock ticks out of control. She finds Roland, an athletic male who teaches history, to be her sperm donor. At her “insemination party”, Wally gets wasted and he accidentally spills Roland’s “ingredient” and replaces it with his own. Seven years later, Kassie returns to NYC with her son, Sebastian, whom Wally discovers is a miniature version of his neurotic self. Now, Wally needs to find a way to tell Kassie the truth.

Wally: I have had my bouts about hypochondria.
Sebastian: What’s that?
Wally: Thinking that you have diseases you don’t really have.
Sebastian: Oh my god. I have that.

OMG, Sebastian is so adorable! He may seem a little depressed for a six-year-old but even the way he sighs is so dreamy. My favourite scene of him has to be at the rock wall when he encounters Roland. To me, Sebastian is the main star of the show. The other scene stealer would be Wally’s boss, played by Jeff Goldblum. He actually walkson the treadmill while eating a chocolate bar because it provides him with energy. Wow, right?

IT WON’T BE SOON BEFORE LONG

JUNO (2007)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars

I think it’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year. No pretense – a very real and great script and acting too!

It all started with the chair and ended with one (watch the movie and you’ll know). Juno (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption since she’s only 16 and is ill-equipped to care for the baby. She finds her prospective adoptive parents in the ads and meets Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). And as the tagline goes, this is a comedy about growing up and the little bumps along the way. I’m so glad Juno got together with Bleeker (Michael Cera). They may not be the typical couple, but they are like so sweet together – especially towards the ending! Jennifer Garner acts really well, I mean, you can see how desperate she was to be a mother and how she was willing to sacrifice anything for it. Just seeing her touch Juno’s belly can make you cry. Oh, according to Jason Bateman, the reason you should watch Juno is not the heartwarming story behind it but because of the high-cut yellow shorts Michael has on!

Here’s the song Juno and Bleeker sang at the ending.

Anyone Else But You (originally performed by The Moldy Peaches)

Juno:
You’re a part time lover and a full time friend
The monkey on your back is the latest trend

Bleeker:
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of a train
I kiss you all starry eyed, my body’s swinging from side to side
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
Here is the church and here is the steeple
We sure are cute for two ugly people
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
The pebbles forgive me, the trees forgive me
So why can’t, you forgive me?
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
I will find my nitch in your car
With my mp3 DVD rumple-packed guitar
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Both:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du

Juno:
Up up down down left right left right B A start
Just because we use cheats doesn’t mean we’re not smart
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
You are always trying to keep it real
I’m in love with how you feel
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
We both have shiny happy fits of rage
You want more fans, I want more stage
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
Don Quixote was a steel driving man
My name is Adam I’m your biggest fan
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
Squinched up your face and did a dance
You shook a little turd out of the bottom of your pants
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Both:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du
But you