Tonight I rewatched The Other Guys (Netflix). I’ve seen this film many times, including at the cinema when I got the reaction ‘it was better than I expected it to be based on your choice in films’. Seriously.
The Other Guys follows desk cops boring Will Ferrell and angry Mark Wahlberg through a series of comedy crime capers. There’s a host of hilarious cameos from some great actors including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Samuel L Jackson. For some unexplained reason Michael Keaton’s character talks in 90s band TLC song titles and Eva Mendes is very, very plain.
My favourite characters are Rob Riggle and Damon Wayans Jr.
Love these guys!
Mark Wahlberg does short and angry very well but I prefer Will Ferrell when he’s doing his crazy, over the top, scene stealing roles. He’s a bit downbeat in this – other than his fabulous ‘Gator’ speech.
I feel like this film got a bit lost when it came out and seems to have been forgotten about in comedy history. I enjoy it (obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t have watched it as much). If you like Will Ferrell and you like the comedy genre then watch this film. It isn’t as crude and ridiculous as some comedy films of the same time and watch out for Gator!!