DVD Review: 30 Minutes or Less

Life is hard when you're a pizza delivery guy.

Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) learns this the hard way. He's in a dead end job delivering pizzas, he hates his boss, oh, and two lazy lunatics (played by Danny McBride, in full Kenny Powers mode and Nick Swardson) strap a bomb to his chest and force him to rob a bank so that they can get $100,000 to kill Dwayne's (McBride) father. Nick pulls his reluctant friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari) along for the ride.

30 Minutes or Less is filled with laughs and some great one liners. The banter between Swardson and McBride is strong, they are clearly very talented comedic actors, but it's Eisenberg who carries the film. He's witty and amusing, yet convincing when he needs to be scared or stressed out. Michael Pena also has a hilarious part as the hit man that is hired to kill of Dwayne's father. At this point I'm not sure if Ansari has a lot to offer. He delivers every line exactly the same way. Thankfully he had some good material to work with.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "No, I'm holding the bomb." - Nick (Jesse Eisenberg)

2 comments:

  1. I thought this was a fun movie as well. I think it's one of the year's more underrated films. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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  2. hmmm..i didn't really enjoy this morning. and i though ansari was really the one who carried the movie with his witty one liners.

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