Role Models [Unrated/Rated] [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9193883
  • Release Date: 03/10/2009
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (184 out of 187)

Special Features


  • Additional Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes
  • Bloopers
  • On the Set of Role Models
  • Game On: Creating a Role Playing World
  • In-Character & Off-Script

Synopsis


Role Models
A pair of irresponsible energy drink salesmen realize that serving a month of hard time is nothing compared to spending 150 hours in a community mentorship program after they trash the company truck and find themselves at the mercy of the court in this comedy starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. Wheeler (Scott) and Danny (Rudd) wouldn't necessarily be the first people a parent would turn to when seeking out a babysitter, in fact, they probably wouldn't even make the list in the first place. After slamming a few too many Minotaur energy drinks and crashing the company truck, however, the two loose-living pals narrowly avert jail when the court decides to let them become mentors to a group of young misfits. But how is the recently dumped Danny supposed to help bashful, role-playing geek Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) become a man when all he can offer the boy is bitter sarcasm, and is beer-chugging man-child Wheeler really the best choice to help foul-mouthed fifth-grader Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson) develop more respect for his elders? Probably not, but they'll have to do their best anyway when the center's ex-con director (Jane Lynch) confronts them with a harsh ultimatum. Now, if Wheeler and Danny can just make it through the rest of their probation without getting tossed in jail, maybe there's hope for the boys -- and Danny's relationship with his fed-up girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) -- after all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Seann William Scott
    Seann William Scott - Wheeler
  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd - Danny Donahue
  • Elizabeth Banks
    Elizabeth Banks - Beth
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Augie Farks
  • Bobb'e J. Thompson
    Bobb'e J. Thompson - Ronnie Shields



Customer rating

4.5
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Raunchy Raunchy fun!

    Posted
    devW
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Even if only half of the humorous bits of ROLE MODELS succeed for you, you will consider this is a very funny movie! The premise is that, to avoid jail time, Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott (as Danny and Wheeler) perform community service as big brothers to a pair of troubled boys: a geeky adolescent (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and a garbage-mouthed youth (Bobb'e J. Thompson). The pay-off scene is the wonderfully hilarious medieval role-playing game in which these four wear costumes deliberately like those of the band Kiss. Jane Lynch is outstanding as the well-meaning but drug-damaged and very addled director of the organization pairing the children with their "bigs." By the end of the film almost all of the characters have grown and changed for the better (in ways that may not be believable but which are enjoyable nonetheless). Chiefly because of the abundance of raunchy language, most parents would not want their small children to view this very funny film with them. (By the way, both the "theatrical" version and the "unrated" one are included on the DVD disk; both versions contain female nudity, and the chief difference is that the unrated version has about twice as much, plus a short instance of male nudity.) Watch the outtakes too for more dumb fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Two very strange guys as role models

    Posted
    JimG944

    3 of 5 stars for the comedy movie Role Models. Take Seann William Scott (American Pie fame) and add Paul Rudd and you have the "Bigs" (aka the role models). How did we get there? OK, these two guys have the job of doing school road-shows to sell the kids an "Energy Drink". Well, buzzed on the drink, the guys get into some ah ah trouble. The judge says, community service with a group called "Sturdy Wings" (a "big brother" kind of group). So our two heros get paired as "Bigs" for two problem kids. Rudd's kid is into live acting fantasy combat (like dungeons and dragons). Scott's kid as a bad attitude. Needless to say, our heros are not into doing this community service work. The movie is all about how the "Bigs" grow and develop helpful relationships with the kids ("Littles"). It is fun how the four come together at the end to help each other. A funny, nice and entertaining movie. Oh, I should point out that it has adult themes and some nudity so it is really a movie for "Bigs" not "Littles". Worth watching!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Big Brothers Wanted

    Posted
    Slimdwiz

    It's about two saleman Danny(Paul Rudd)and Wheeler(Seann William Scott) who to go schools to promote an energy drink called Minotaur.So anyway they get into trouble by driving away from a tow-truck and end up driving it up a statue in front of a school.So to keep them from going to jail they both have to enroll in a big-brother program.Danny gets a kid named Augie a nerdy teenager obsessed with live action role playing games.Wheeler gets Ronnie a foulmouthed,streetwise miscreant obsessed with breast.It's a typical movie where no one is really happy begin with one another,but in the end everything comes full circle.It's probably something you seen a thousand times before.It's pretty funny,but I say rent it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    funny movie

    Posted
    william09
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    this movie was funny (as long as you like crude humor) and was a good movie to watch. i myself do not watch to many comedy type movies, but this movie was pretty good. i wont go over story details becuase the main page goes over it pretty good. i wouldnt suggest letting young children watch the movie due to the fact that it does have foul language in it, and half of the foul language comes from a child. over all it has some very funny moments in it and was worth watching (i downloaded off of playstation 3's rental service, i do not own this movie but plan on purchasing it)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Guys

    Posted
    Yellowsubmarine
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The guys get into trouble and get sentenced to sort of community service where they end up mentoring kids. A couple of kids that really need help. One kid lives in fairytale land and the other is street wise foul mouth misbehaving need I say more? At first with most of these movie plots the lead characters screw things up but the important part is they fix it in the end. I bought it because of the two main stars Paul and Sean, and knew I would enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great late 2000's Comedy

    Posted
    rruiz138
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    Role Models is about two guys who work at a energy drink company and end up getting into trouble. Once in court, they have two options: go to jail or volunteer at a big brother/little brother organization in which they spend time with two kids. Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott have good chemistry with each other and also with the kids they hang out with. Plenty of laughs to be had in this hour and a half comedy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious movie if you like these types of movies

    Posted
    NickC

    This movie is one of my favorite movies I have seen in a while. The little kid does an amazing job. He does curse a lot in the movie, but it adds to the humor if you are into these types of movies. I would say this is geared towards college students and young adults. I think this is a must see movie because there are so many one liners in this that will be remembered for a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected

    Posted
    Gooseman
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    At first glance this seems like another childish guy comedy about two friends who refuse to grow up, and it is. However, the writing is mostly on point and the children that support the main actors do an excellent job of keeping the viewer interested. There is plenty of good comedy here but the film also manages to impart a positive message to viewers as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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