Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ass Backwards (2013)

Director: Chris Nelson

Starring: June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone, Jon Cryer, Brian Geraghty

More info: IMDb

Plot: Kate and Chloe have been best friends since childhood, when they both tied for dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a “girl in a box” at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO…of her own one-woman egg-donor “corporation.” Their past humiliation remains long forgotten until they receive an invitation to the pageant’s milestone anniversary celebration. The unpleasant memories come flooding back, but Kate and Chloe decide to redeem themselves by winning the elusive crown.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? Nah.

The opening punchline is a screamer.  There's a lot to like about this flick and most of it belongs to the two female leads, Wilson and Raphael (who also wrote the picture).  They're VERY funny and work beautifully together.  It's their picture all the way.  What got me was that it felt like a string of gags and situations that didn't fit as well as they should, like the bunny bit.  It seemed like a detour or tangent than anything that would move the story along.  But let's face it, this is a road picture and it doesn't have to follow a strict linear narrative; it can do whatever the hell it wants...but if it does, I want more laughs.  While I may not of laughed all the way through, when i did I guffawed.   I can't get over those two gals.  It's worth watching just for them and all of the short and extended cameos of some familiar faces.  I definitely want to seek out their other work.

The lovelies - Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael and director Chris Nelson

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