Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Back off, I'm a Mall Cop

A recent comedy was about that classic genre that has really been under-developed: mall cops! Although, that said, he was never referred to as a "mall cop", either a "security guard", "security cop", "officer" or variants. Yes, I'm talking about Paul Blart.

Basic plot: fat guy doesn't get to be a police officer, is a mall cop, and people try to take over the mall... and hilarity ensues! With an extra helping of trying to find love, with a completely believable relationship... for a movie! It's the fact that he's a fat guy that makes us root for him... or not.

Kevin James goes full-boar at the role, seems to be having a lot of fun, and that shows on screen. Keir O'Donnell is a good second lead, although I kept focusing too much on his wanna be beard. And Jayma Mays is the entirely believable love interest, and in no way did I continually mistake her for Anna Feris.

Fun movie, to be enjoyed and not overly thought about.


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