Title: Let’s Be Cops Director: Luke Greenfield Year: 2014 Run time: 1hr 44m
“It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing, they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighbourhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.”
0:36 - BSB song to open? Five out of five! 7:37 - Danny Glover reference. 8:43 - Patrolman vs zombies vs firefighters. Epic game. 13:43 - “Even the cops think we’re cops.” 20:09 - YouTube police academy. 22:37 - I’m already panicking about how much trouble they’ll get into, but now they have a car! 25:33 - Why, as cops, would you want to ride the rollercoaster? 29:44 - Precious is a funny name, just ask Phoebe. 32:31 - Good that she wants to be a make up artist, rather than an actress. 37:55 - “Did you just pinkie swear with the perp?” 41:58 - Ha, the Bruce Willis lines. 47:27 - They went in to confess and have ended up taking the next level. 47:45 - Is there a police song? 49:56 - The trouble with upgrading himself to detective is there’s no uniform. 53:06 - “It’s a cargo van and these are all bad guys.” 1:02:59 - Ew, the teeth thing. One out of five! 1:13:03 - Sort of rage. 1:16:16 - That run and hide thing is the same as he said in Ocean’s Eleven. 1:20:59 - The bit about it being not like the movies is well done. 1:26:39 - What are these secret bunkers that mask a gunshot to those above? Need! 1:37:58 - I totally love the radio control voice, it’s so Need for Speed.
I wasn’t particularly bothered about watching this one, the trailer didn’t thrill me and it looked like one of those buddy comedies that probably crosses too many lines. However, we were in the mood for something easy going, and so opted for this one.
It was actually a lot better than I’d thought it would be, but it left me a little baffled. It wasn’t the stupid comedy I’d anticipated, although did have some hit or miss jokes that you expect from the genre. But it was a bit too serious to be the normal comedy, and yet not quite serious enough to be a full on drama.
Both the leads did quite a good job, but I didn’t really buy their friendship and they didn’t have the chemistry I’d have hoped for. It was interesting enough to watch, but I wouldn’t particularly recommend it.