- By Gabe Toro
- September 5, 2013 2:31 PM
- 3 Comments
There’s barely a movie inside
of “Hell Baby,” the directorial debut of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.
In some ways, this feels like a relief: the two comedians, best known for “Reno
911,” have developed a reputation at the studios as script doctors for hire,
though one look at the final products (“Night At The Museum,” “Herbie: Fully
Loaded”) suggests a fidelity to structure and propriety, and only the illusion
of laughs. Maybe a shucking of structure was all that was needed: “Hell Baby”
seems to prove that their previous screenwriting gigs were acts of
condescension at heart, and that these guys couldn’t have a stronger disdain
for moving a plot forward.