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DISCONNECT

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 12, 2013 12:30 AM
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At a time when so many movies offer nothing but escape, it’s refreshing to encounter one that has something to say about modern society, and a great cast to bring it to life.

IDENTITY THIEF

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 8, 2013 12:58 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Pairing likable Jason Bateman as a victim and outrageous Melissa McCarthy as the title character in "Identity Thief" would seem to be a perfect comedy setup. The results, however, are less than perfect…

The Change-Up

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 5, 2011 4:15 AM
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  • 4 Comments
No one wants to be the one to raise his hand and be so uncool as to say “I’m offended,” but I’m willing to take that risk after seeing The Change-Up. I’ve tried to make my peace with what I call The New Vulgarity, as Hollywood has jumped on the R-rated comedy bandwagon, but it isn’t easy. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who co-scripted The Hangover, and David Dobkin, who directed Wedding Crashers, clearly took their mandate seriously with this film, updating a time-worn premise about two characters switching bodies and vulgarizing it.

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