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MacGruber (2010)

I’m torn with MacGruber.  On one hand I did my fair share of laughing.  It’s ridiculous and silly and you get to see Ryan Phillipe put a piece of celery in his butt.  On the other hand it’s yet another SNL extenda-sketch with very little consistency, continuity, or rhythm.  There are hilarious moments and stupid moments, and it’s hard to say which way the scale shifts.  I can see a lot of people walking out of the theater perfectly happy with their experience.  Certainly the conversations I’ve had suggest low expectations; all most folks are looking for are some hard laughs, and the film has it’s fair share.  But the experience of MacGruber seems a little empty.  It’s like cereal without milk.  Still good, but you’re pretty aware that something’s missing.

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