November 5, 2011

My review of the new Jesse Eisenberg starrer 30 Minutes or Less is now up on This is something best with some buds (both kinds) and a few beers. Check it out guys!

Slacker thrills galore on 30 Minutes or Less


When the going gets tough, the slackers get armed with fake guns. On 30 Minutes or Less we are taken on an interracial buddy movie that’s as fast-paced as a delivery guy trying to beat that half hour time quota.

And that’s exactly what this movie is: the life of a pizza boy gone terribly awry.

In the opening scene we see Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) handling his Vito’s Pizza delivery car like a bat out of hell. He runs stoplights, cuts through traffic and, once, almost snags a mini-van backing up. On his dashboard is a timer that counts down the remaining minutes. Despite all the hazardous driving, he arrives late and, back at the office, gets reprimanded by his boss for yet another failed mission. The pizza is coming out of his paycheck. Again.

Nick’s best friend and housemate is Chet (Aziz Ansari), a straight-laced East Indian school teacher. Chet discovers that Nick has slept with, and is still dating, Chet’s twin sister Katie (Dilshad Vadsaria). After a long dispute filled with much awkward tackling, sissy fighting, and Chet screaming “Dude, you slept with my twin sister!” the two end their friendship.

Its foot firmly on the accelerator and in the vein of such movies as Dude, Where’s My Car? and, perhaps more aptly, Harold and Kumar, this movie makes no bones about its slapstick thrust. And boy, is it worth the popcorn.

The wrench in the whole plot are two redneck delinquents, Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson), who hatch a plan to get rid of Dwayne’s domineering father and acquire the millions that his dad won via lottery. Their brilliant plan to raise money for an assassin who will get rid of Dwayne’s dad: kidnap Nick when he makes a delivery and force him to rob a bank by strapping a bomb vest on him. They set the timer at 10 hours. How’s that for incentive?

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