Friday, 14 June 2013

Movie Review: 3 Geezers (2013)

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  Movie Review: 3 Geezers (2013)

Director: Michelle Schumacher

, Tim Allen, Scott Caan

The Lowdown:

I'm starting out my first movie review of 2013 by talking about a movie that i had no idea was in existence until last night. Ill tell you the truth, 3 Geezers took me by surprise. Filmed in mockumentary fashion the film follows actor J Kimball (J.K. Simmons) as he researches what its like to be old for a movie entitled "Do Not Resuscitate" which he is forced to star in as a favor for his wife. His research takes him to The Coconuts Convalescent Home where he meets 3 old men surprisingly still full of vitality. The premise is fine, its the execution that is flawed as the movie is technically just a 75 minute gag about getting old with no real plot or drama.

That being said i did find myself having fun with the film as it has some likeable characters in the form of Victor, the 85 year old avid "sexter" and super smooth ladies man Bernard aka "Big Sexy" and chronicles all their shenanigans from going trick or treating, getting drunk, to cruising the streets rapping along to profanity laced rap songs.

It would have been nice to see some drama or emotion injected into the film because if watching a group of octogenarians take Viagra and make bed wetting jokes isn't your idea of a good film then sadly you wont find much to like here. If however you like lowbrow comedies like Juno and Super, you might just find some laughs in this, even though there's not much of a story line.

Final Verdict:

At 75 minutes long the film fly's by and never lingers on too long. Filled with sex maniac octogenarians and little old ladies writhing round the pool in homage to Phoebe Cates this film is  bound to be an acquired taste. But its fun and never takes itself too seriously, and if you're in the mood for a different kind of comedy, you might be able to get a few laughs out of this. Worth a rental on a friday night. 3 Geezers is available to stream on demand In High Definition from various retailers around the web. 


Not much in the way of story, but a few laughs non the less. 2 out of 5 stars.

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