This clichéd movie would be far better set in the 80’s, as opposed
to the 21st century and stars Seth Rogen as Ronnie, a
tough yet stupid security guard at a local Mall. His team of “elite”
dropkicks includes two slightly overweight twins and his right hand
man, Dennis (Michael Peña) who plays a sleazy looking Hispanic as
they enforce justice in the mall.
Their role of course is to ensure that the Mall does not fall prey
to shoplifters, graffiti artists and skateboarders and of course a
healthy dose of humour and innuendo are thrown in for good measures.
The main character is Ronnie who has the hots for one of the staff
in the makeup area of a department store. Of course, she has no
interest in Ronnie and to compound the situation, Ronnie lives with
his drunken mother.
Our little redheaded psychopath Ronnie, soon meets in his match in
Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta) who is investigating a string of
crimes at mall, that includes a peeping tom and overnight
burglaries. Ronnie hampers his investigation as he wants to become
the hero in his town and you’re pretty much already know how it’s
going to end from their. Of course both bump heads like bulls and to
add another clichéd twist to the story, Ronnie is obliviously to the
flirtings of a worker in a coffee store.
Unfortunately the flow of comedy ranges from gut bustingly funny to
horrendous and Rogen seems a little lost as this disgruntled
security guard with a large “L” for loser tattooed on his head.
Ultimately, Observe and Report has a few moments of entertainment
value, however in the end, it seems too forced and contrived to be
Better as a rental than a buy!
Seth Rogen: Basically Training – On the
Set with Seth
Seth Rogen Wants You – Goofy Mall
Security Recruitment Video
Rogen, Anna Faris and Director Jody Hill
in a Picture-in-Picture Film Commentary
Seth Rogen and Anna Faris: Unscripted –
Funniest Scene Outtakes
Stimulating Additional Scenes
Provocative Gag Reel