Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Men's Doubles

Movie: Blades of Glory (2007)
Setting: Oslo, Colorado, Montreal; roughly contemporary

You get about what you'd expect with this figure skating comedy staring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The latter actor is sure to have his relevance extended by virtue of the sure-fire box office that any Will Ferrell comedy generates now (thou time will tell how lasting either performers vogue is). Anyway its funny, never takes its self to seriously yet maintains a consistent internal logic, at least until the last 10 minutes or so. Lots of jokes involving issues of the varied sexuality of professional skating, including those creepy brother/sister teams (here Amy Poehler and real-life husband Will Arnet). Ferrell and Heder have some funny arguments, mostly in the first half of the film. Jenna Fischer is rather fetching as Heder's love interest. Finally Craig T. Nelson as the coach, need I say more.


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