Live life on the explosive side…
Nick is a small-town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds. The duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With only a few hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet. As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this comedy. I hadn’t seen a trailer or read any synopsis, so you could say I was “blind” when walking into the theatre. (I did see the poster and I found it to be misleading) I would have to say that the film was rather average.
The film begins with a brief intro to our whole cast which is basically split up into two pairs, with a few other random characters thrown in as the film progresses. One half doing most of the action while the other half do more talking-so to speak. It’s a decent cast with everyone performing how they should, although I couldn’t help but think that some of the characters were type cast as they seem to act how they would when you see them in roles from other films.
The plot isn’t highly original, but it is done at quite a pace and flows along nicely so you shouldn’t get bored. It’s entertaining to a certain degree, however that all depends on your kind of humour. I did find a few parts amusing, but at one stage I forgot it was a comedy and felt it was more an adventure day with a pair of friends…not that it’s entirely bad, I was just expecting more…
The cinematography is standard. We are taken around a town to a few various locations. The action does happen fast, so we are never at one place for very long before hurriedly advancing to the next scene. As for special effects, there are a few explosions, gun fire and a bit of car action, but that’s all she wrote.
At the end of the day, “30minutes and less” isn’t a bad comedy, it’s just not that funny. It was done by the same director who brought us the classic “Zombieland”, but sadly I felt it didn’t deliver as well. It managed to make a low profit, costing $28Million and earning $39million at the box office.
Worth the Watch if you feel like a different kind of comedy, are fans of the cast or want to watch something mindless for 1hr and 20min.
|Title:||30 minutes or less (2011)|
|Leading Cast:||Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Michael Peña, Fred Ward|
|Studio:||Media Rights Capital|
|Age Rating:||16 LSV|
|Running Time:||83 Minutes|
|Release Date:||28 October 2011 (South Africa)|