Sunday, September 28, 2008
We didn't plan it this way, but we had a Simon Pegg double feature on Sunday. This one didn't exactly look like a great movie, but the pedigree was interesting enough to get my attention: screenplay by Michael Ian Black, with rewrites by Pegg, directed by a debuting David Schwimmer. Kinda weird.
But what's weirder is that, given this started as a Michael Ian Black script, how not weird this movie is. Instead, it becomes a testament to the greatness of Simon Pegg, who though sheer force of his charm turns an amusing if by the numbers and skippable comedy into a thoroughly watchable and funny experience. It's nothing great, but worth a look if you don't have anything better to do.