Sunday, July 12, 2015


Another excellent comedy by the five-man comedy group Broken Lizard.  This time around the entire movie takes place inside a restaurant called The Slammin' Salmon, named after the owner: retired heavyweight boxer "Slammin" Cleon Salmon. Anyway, Mr. Salmon has lost a bet with the Japanese yukaza and he has to come up with $20,000 cash by tomorrow. So he offers his wait staff a reward of $10,000 to the person who can sell the most that night.  The loser gets a beating. When the wait staff hears this they go nuts and will do anything to win...or, at least, not lose.

This is a great idea for a movie and minus all the crude humor it actually reminds me a lot of the old screwball comedies of the 1930's.  Super-fast pace, mile a minute dialogue, multiple things going on at one time, hilarious one-liners non-stop, great physical humor and a fantastic supporting cast.  The most pleasant surprise though was just how funny Michael Clarke Duncan was.  He was hilarious!  I think every time he was on screen I was cracking up.  His lines were funny, but his delivery was absolutely perfect.

I really like this movie a lot and have enjoyed it many times over the years.  Highly recommended.