October 6, 2009
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This movie succeeds at something very few before it have tried: a horror comedy. Evil Dead, Slither, Drag Me to Hell; all had the ability to both scare and make fun. Jennifer’s Body had potential to be funny, but it’s successes were small. I liked Jennifer’s Body, but for different reasons.
God Bless Woody Harrelson! He took a character and made him leap off the page. I can’t think of anyone more suited to play Tallahassee than Woody. This goes up there with Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt as one of his best roles.
The movie centers on Columbus, a neurotic hermit with a meticulous list of rules he uses to keep himself safe. Tallahassee is a red state hillbilly in search of the world’s last Twinkies. They form an unlikely duo, until they meet up with Wichita and Little Rock (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin). The boys get duped by the girls a couple of times as they all head west. After they reach L.A., they decided to crash at one of the estates in 90210 to set up camp. This of course leads to a cameo that takes the movie to a whole other level.
A road trip-horror-zombie-comedy and then some. Definitely give this movie a view. 3.5 stars out of 5.