Movie Review: Take a Chance.

7 10 2007

Starring: Corbin Allred, Kirby Heyborne, Lara Everly.
Rating: Not Rated
Grade: B

Corbin Allred plays Elliot, a hick from Texas who sees a photo of a gorgeous girl (Lara Everly) and falls head-over-heels in love. He and his slow but sweet brother Eugene (Kirby Heyborne) set out on an epic journey to Idaho to find her, and hi-jinks, of course, ensue–especially when the pair decides to meet her by posing as foreign exchange students named Gustav and Gayzeh.

So this past weekend, we sat down as a family to watch a few Church movies and I can’t believe how much I enjoyed this movie with one of my favorite LDS Actors, Kirby Heyborne. Ron and Blanche brought this movie back from their trip to Utah and we watched this one last night and our whole house was filled up with laughter. This is one hecka funny movie. Kirby and Corbin’s Hungarian accents were so horrible and yet so funny, it had me laughing a mile a minute while I enjoyed the heck out of this film. Everyone from Ron right down to Cheridan and Brenna enjoyed this movie.

It’s about two brothers, Elliott and Eugene Buttles I think that’s their last name but anyway, so the movie starts off with their father running over two Security Alarm guys (and if you’re LDS, you totally get that joke, right? LOL) and he brings them back to their house to see to their injuries since in their little backwoods town, their father is the town Doc. So anyway, one thing leads to another and Nathan (one of the guys that got ran over by the Dad) shows the brothers a picture of his family back home in Idaho and it’s in that picture that Elliott falls in love with Nathan’s younger sister, Natalie. Nathan tells them that they had two Hungarian Foreign Exchange students that were supposed to come and live with his parents for a little bit but they cancelled and because Elliott is smitten with Natalie, he starts planning a trip to Idaho to visit the girl who he thinks is THE ONE.

The whole concept of this movie was to let us viewers see how crazy love makes us. It showed us how Elliott was willing to do some crazy things just to be with his girl.

Posing as a Hungarian Foreign Exchange Student while looking like a total hillbilly constitutes as CRAZY IN LOVE…and boy was it funny to watch these hillbilly’s trying to fit in the Idaho community.

They went to Church, stole little kids snacks while in Church, they snuck out and got roaring drunk and then pretended to be homesick when they were really hung over. The one that totally made this movie though was Eugene aka GAYZEH, haha…oh man, when they find out what their names are and to see how pissed off Eugene was to find out his name was Gayzeh, man it was just too funny.

This is one of those movies that I’m sure I’ll watch again and again just because it’s so hot damn funny, I’d recommend this movie to those of you guys who just want to laugh at corny dialogue and just want a fun movie to watch, I liked this movie better than Accepted.

Good stuff.


Movie Review: Accepted.

7 10 2007

Starring: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Adam Herschman, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer.
Rating: PG-13
Grade: C

High school senior Bartleby “B” Gaines is on his way to scoring eight out of eight rejection letters from colleges, which isn’t going to go over big with Mom and Dad. At least he’s not alone in the exclusion. Several of his crew of outcast friends are in the same, college-less boat. So how does a guy facing a bleak career please his parents and get noticed by dream girl Monica? Simple. Open his own university. B and his band of misfit freshmen take “liberal” arts literally when they fool their parents and peers and create the esteemed South Harmon Institute of Technology. Just as they are settling in, B and company realize they’ve done their jobs too well. Dozens of other college rejects show up for classes at this less-than-lofty institute. Under the scornful eyes of the privileged students from the neighboring college, B and his friends forge ahead with maintaining a fake, functioning university. With his future in the balance, it’s going to take more than just sleight of hand to keep B out of jail as he strives to get the girl, impress his parents and just become “Accepted.”

This weekend, I spent a lot of time with the kids and we watched Accepted, Saturday after we got back from the park and yeah, only I could watch this kind of movie with a bunch of kids but we totally enjoyed it so I’m not too worried about ruining my kids, but yeah whatever.

So this movie is comprised of a bunch of rejects who didn’t get into any of the colleges they applied for so they applied for a college that the biggest dork of all, Bartleby Gaines started to trick his parents into believing that he got into SOME college. The name of his college that he made up?

Southern Harmon Institute of Technology.

The initials for his college: S.H.I.T.


This movie was such a retarded funny movie that I didn’t even mind that it was pretty lame. I mean, so they didn’t get into a college, that’s what Junior Colleges are for and transfer programs and that’s what you pretty much get for not working your tail off in high school, so whatever…cry me a river, build me a bridge and GET OVER IT! I did so I’m pretty sure you can too!

But, aside from how lame the movie was, I enjoyed this one quite a bit…there were plenty of laugh out loud moments that involved the Schraeger guy, goodness he was hilarious and it was good to see DJ from Stomp the Yard, he was a cutie in this movie, Rory was alright, Glen was a frickin’ crackhead that totally made this movie laughable as well and the crackhead guy with ADD, yeah he was funny too, the retarded Uncle (Schraeger’s Uncle) was funny too and I really like home girl from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, the one that’s now in Gossip Girl, she’s a cutie patootie and she did good in this movie…would I recommend this movie? Yeah, rent it or catch it on HBO on Demand, it’s good for a few laughs but I don’t know if I’d go so far as buy the thing to add to my collection or anything…it wasn’t that good.