Hollywood Product: Observe and Report
GENRE: Dark, arrested-development comedy
THE PITCH: Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen), the gung-ho head of security at a dreary shopping mall, tracks a fugitive flasher as a means to impress Brandi (Anna Faris), a gorgeous airhead at the cosmetics counter. But who will guard the mall from Ronnie when he loses his tenuous grip on reality?
MONEY SHOTS: Ronnie tenderly places a blanket over his drunken mother (Celia Weston) after she passes out on the floor. The surprising outcome when thugs (including Danny McBride) corner Ronnie in a bad neighborhood. A montage of Brandis face growing increasingly slack as she does tequila shots. A brawl with police (including Ray Liotta) kinda-sorta resembles the famed hammer fight from Oldboy.
(Photo by Peter Sorel)