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Role Models (2008)

R | | Comedy | 7 November 2008 (USA)
Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

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Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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I am not a ROLE MODEL. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,167,085, 9 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,294,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,380,927
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Trivia

Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, A.D. Miles, Nina Hellman, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd all appeared in Wet Hot American Summer. See more »

Goofs

On the first day out with the kids they are driving them home to their houses in the jeep with the top down. Pylons closing off the road and trailers can be seen down one of the streets that they go by. See more »

Quotes

Gayle Sweeny: Well, well, well. If it isn't Mr. Bullshit and Dr. I'm-full-of-shit?
Wheeler: In what way are we full of shit?
Danny: Which one of us has the Ph.D?
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits, we cut back to Gayle Sweeny repeating her suggestive use of a hot-dog toward Jim Stansel (continuously pushes the end out of its bun while he sticks it back in). See more »

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References Road Trip (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Take Me Down (to the Streets)
Written by Charles Gansa and A.D. Miles
Performed by A.D. Miles
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One of those Crude-but-Funny Films that works
5 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I hear a lot of bad things about Paul Rudd, and I hear (and say my fair share of) bad things about Sean William Scott. This movie works perfectly for both of them. Their characters are both funny, but not over-the-top or just stupid. Actually, they are stupid on one level, but the kind of stupid we enjoy, the kind we can relate to more. They say what comes to their mind with little regard to who is listening. This makes them potentially the worst role models in history. That is the main premise of this film. These two guys have to do community service time after one of them goes a little overboard while advertising one of those Monster-esque sports drinks. They have to watch/guide two kids, or go to prison. One of our kids is a Fantasy dork; but when you see the fantasy world he gets to inhabit; it looks like fun. The other is one of the funniest kids I've ever seen. He swears like one of the kids from Superbad, and everything he says is pure comedy gold. He's like a 7 year old Martin Lawrence with the material of Dave Chapelle. The guys have problems and issues through the nose and the less maturity than most of the kids, but as the kids start to open up to them, they open up as well. It isn't the typical "I know how you must be feeling" stuff either. It is more like how people actually meet and make relationships, and entertaining besides. Hope you like Sex and Rock and Roll. As for the supporting actors/characters; they are all hilarious as well. Jane Lynch is hilarious as the head of the community service center, "ideal" role model Gary is perfect for making us see these two morons in a better light, and Ken Jeong is perfect as the King of the Realm (watch the movie for full understanding). All together, it's crude, but it's funny. It's absolutely worth watching if you like to laugh. I don't recommend bringing your kids, though.


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