Posted in: Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on July 12th, 2012
Two sales executives have a rambunctious party at a strip club that inadvertently results in their boss’s death. Though they are not fired, they are demoted to the level of secretaries, while their former cohort, whom they used to pick on relentlessly, is elevated to be their new boss.
In their new work position, these two lads are humbled into losing their misogynistic ways and turn their pranks into acts of chivalry and gender equality in the workplace. There is also a romantic subplot for each of them, but neither is all that compelling.
While these boys learn their lessons, we are offered a couple of yuks here and there. This is largely due to it being a very talented cast, with the likes of Mr. Show alums David Cross & Jay Johnston included. Sadly, the talent pool here is wasted on a deflated story that drags certain gags for too long, while also rushing through familiar, comedy-formula tropes.
Widescreen 1.78:1. The picture quality of this release did not impress me at all. The colours are all washed out and everything looks cheaper than it should. I kept feeling surprised to see so many familiar, talented people appearing in something that looked so cheap, without it being a worn-out VHS.
5.1 Dolby Digital. The sound is quite unbalanced. The dialog is significatly lower than scenes with music. I found myself leaping for the volume remote when they entered the strip club because the music started rattling everything. I kept cautiously raising the volume so I could make out the dialoge but feared being overpowered again. All of the sounds were clear…just needed a better balance in the mix.
With a bit more effort placed into editing (both at the script level and post-production) a more amusing film could have been composed. A shamefully missed opportunity here.