Let’s face it – a really funny movie is sometimes hard to come by now in days. There just aren’t many “Bridesmaids” or “The Hangover”s anymore and funny movies sometimes fall flat. Masterminds is not one of those films. Is it better than the funniest movie I’ve ever seen? No. But it did make my stomach ache from laughing so hard for an hour and a half and I think that’s a pretty good win.
Here’s the story: David (Zach Galifianakis) is a guard at an armoured car company and has a crush on his co-worker Kelly (Kristen Wiig). He’s manipulated into robbing the company of 17 million dollars and takes off to Mexico to hide. A hilarious chase ensues, and includes a ton of my favourite funny actors like Kate McKinnon, Owen Wilson, Leslie Jones, and my fave of all time Jason Sudeikis.
My favourite part of the movie was the disguise Kelly sends David to the airport in to flee the country after the robbery – you’ll have to see the movie to find out what I mean.
Plus – not only was this movie funny, but it was actually based on a true story! I had no idea of the actual story but once I saw the movie I was interested. It really does seem like they got everything right.
Masterminds is in theatres TOMORROW, September 30th! Go see it and have a laugh!!