This is At the Buzzer’s countdown of the best 25 comedies of all-time. Our panel of 10 cast their votes, and we’re revealing the results one by one until we get to No. 1 on Tuesday, May 10.
And now, our number 9:
9) Role Models (1 vote, 200 points)
No, venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn’t mean large. It’s also the only one that’s Italian. Congratulations, you’re stupid in three languages.
Chris: This is going to be one of the worst entries I’ve ever written on this site (and we’re going on six years and 2,500 posts by now), but…I haven’t seen this, and I know virtually nothing about it. For everything else in the top 25, I’ve either seen it multiple times, seen it once or heard a ton about it. Not so much here. I think I saw like 20 minutes of this flipping channels on TV once?
Years ago I might have tried to sneak in a quick viewing or bullshit my way through a short write-up pretending I know what I’m talking about. But I respect you, the reader, too much to lie to you. It’s a very respectful relationship we have.
So if Shaun decides to chime in (because this was his number one pick), perhaps we’ll learn more about the mystery that is Role Models. Or perhaps you’ve seen it and you’re like “Yeah, awesome, it’s in the top 10!” It’s a world of unknowns, baby. Otherwise, you can tell me in the comments whether I’m missing out — there’s enough names here like Paul Rudd and Jane Lynch and Keegan-Michael Key that I might be interested.
Cary: I know I saw this moving because I remember all the LARPing stuff and how well Christopher Mintz-Plasse performed in his role. I guess that’s really all. (And I know neither Michael Cera nor Jesse Eisenberg were anywhere near this flick.)
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