At first I was a little worried that maybe an R-rated Seth MacFarlane movie would be too much to take. He three Fox shows already pushe the boundaries of good taste as far as network television will allow. But with the pop-culture-savvy and hilariously-brilliant MacFarlane, the film never runs out of steam. I have not laughed this hard since Universal’s Bridesmaids.
As with that movie, you find yourself laughing nonstop. There’s barely room for a breather as the jokes fly fast and furious and hardly even one doesn’t stick. Ultimately it comes down to MacFarlane knowing that you have to step up and be an equal opportunity offender for his brand of hilarity to work.
The film also feels like my own childhood brought to life, with nods to Airplane and Octopussy, to the funniest Indiana Jones reference in years. It says a lot when three people (myself included) all walk out remarking that they could watch this movie literally ever day. MacFarlane (along with his co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild) has more than delivered one of the funniest. movies. ever. period.
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