„Now if there‘s one thing you can be sure of, it‘s that nothing is more powerful than a young boy‘s wish. Except an Apache helicopter. An Apache helicopter has machine guns and missiles. It is an unbelievably impressive complement of weaponry, an absolute death machine.“ I laughed my ass off already during the first minutes of this movie! If you like the style of Seth MacFarlane, maker of American Dad and Family Guy, this is a must see. Ted, a little teddy bear awakes to life one morning to be the best friend of little John. But as they grow up together, their relationship changes. A childhood wish turns awkward… and extremely funny.
WanderlustThis movie shows the reasons why I still got a regular job – and it does so in a hilarious way! Wanderlust is the story of Linda and George, a well-situated couple from New York. All of a sudden they find themselves in economic trouble and spontaneously decide to drop out of society. They move to Elysum, a picturesque community of nudist dope smokers. Money, career and clothes are overrated anyway – or aren’t they? Slapstick comedy takes turns with winking irony about a lifestyle that is full of double standards.
Okay, I have to admit that I do identify a bit with the protagonists of this movie by legalization activist and director Oliver Stone. There is Ben, a peaceful Buddhist, and his brother in mind Chon. Together they grow some of the best weed ever smoked in the Laguna Beach area. Of course they soon rise the attention of the Mexican drug cartels and, oh boy, you know that means some bad trouble. Their mutual free-love girlfriend Ophelia gets kidnapped by the Mexcians. But the drug lords underestimate the power of friendship – a Babylon-busting force of nature!
This movie is so silly it probably only works after having a good smoke – but in this situation I cried tears, honestly! It’s a movie about 4 young guys, you know, those who don’t have too many other friends and who don’t really have girls… losers. To finally change this situation they organize a huge party, everybody’s coming and it looks like they really made it – until things spin out of control. I like the handhold-camera documentary style, has a very fresh touch to it.