Sometimes you just have to move the metal, ya know? And this week, that's exactly what the guys are doing, because they sat down to watch 2009's The Goods, starring Jeremy Piven,Ving Rhames, James Brolin, David Koechner, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Jordan Spiro, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Alan Thicke, Charles Napier, Jonathan Sadowski, Wendie Mallick, Noureen DeWulf, and Craig Robinson. What a cast, right? But that doesn't even cover some of the great cameos that show up.
And yet, for some reason, this movie is not very well liked. Why?
|Eye strain from all the forced perspective shots intended to make Piven look normal-sized?|
When they arrive, they meet Ben, who develops an immediate attraction to a completely disinterested Brent. Don starts crushing hard on Ben's daughter Ivy (Spiro), and Babs wants to get naked and do stuff to Peter (Riggle), Ben's ten-year-old son with a thyroid problem that has made his body develop to the size of a full-grown man's.
|This is way more disturbing than Ben's fascination with Brent.|
|Derek refuses to call them by that name.|
The big day comes--the first of three over the July 4th weekend--and sales are brisk, with the staff moving over seventy cars. A big celebration ensues, and Babs tries to bed Peter, despite being told repeatedly that he is, in fact, only ten.
|That shit ain't right, yo.|
Again, Don is unfazed. He and Ben use the news reporters covering the riot to advertise the discounts they plan to give to the police (or anyone wearing a police hat, or anyone who even says the word"police") for being heroes and stopping the riot. It works, and more cars are sold! (You're not even surprised a little bit, are you?)
Another celebration ensues, and this time Jibby hooks up with a stripper who was hired as a greeter, Babs continues to try to have sex with Peter, and Ivy finally gives in to Don, which is nice and all, until the next morning when she informs him that it was all just a one night stand before she marries Paxton.
Reasonably upset, Don storms off into the desert and finds a junkyard, where he has a vision of McDermott, his old friend who died in another sales stunt back in Albuquerque, Mew Mexico. (The Q, Duke City, Captain Kirk...)
|It was a very strange stunt.|
But will he? You'll have to watch to find out.
Derek didn't remember seeing this before, but apparently, he did. He really liked it, and he believes these are the kind of movies Will Farrell should be making. (Farrell is a producer on the film, along with Adam McKay.) He also wonders why Jeremy Piven can't get more comedic lead roles.
Larry picked the movie, so it's pretty clear he liked it. He is deeply disturbed by Babs' obsession with Peter, but he's totally into Babs herself. He also thinks that McDermott was brilliant. And he was.
Jake is also concerned about Piven's inability to carry a movie, as well as why this film is so disliked. (Check RottenTomatoes.com's rating.) It is genuinely funny, and it deserves a second look. Also, Craig Robinson's character should get his own movie.
So put on your suit, shine your shoes, and listen to this week's show!