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In the Army Now

1994 film directed by Daniel Petrie Jr.

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DUMB COMEDY BUT ENTERTAINING

  • Mar 27, 2013
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IN THE ARMY NOW

I will admit it right here and now, I am a Pauly Shore fan. I think a lot of people who read this will ask me why or something but half of them are probably closet fans. Plus I am sure most would admit to liking at least one of his movies. These are those types of guilty pleasures for people but I have to say I enjoy them. Now this is not my favorite of his films but I do like it and the characters in it.

The story follows two friends that are your everyday slackers looking for an easy payday. They here how easy the reserves are and go ahead and sign up. It becomes a little harder then they thought but they make a few new friends in basic training. They all sign up for the water detail since they think it is the easiest there is. Little did they know it would be the first to be called to duty. Once in the desert they deal with their situation day by day being picked on by the veterans and higher ranking officers. That is until they get lost in the desert after an attack on their convoy. Now they are lost with little water and the enemy lurking some where in the hot sun.

This is not the greatest movie ever made or even the greatest comedy ever but it is fun. Pauly Shore's brand of humor and style is not for every body but for those who like it this is one of his better films. Also Andy Dick was a great choice here for his buddy and sidekick. These two together make a great on screen team and next to Shore Dick is not his usual crazy self like in other films. Also the great David Alan Grier shines as usual here and was a wonderful addition to the cast. Then of course the female of the group [every good group has to have one] Lori Petty rounds out the click very nicely.

This is a funny movie although not a laugh out loud constantly flick but it is funny. The group here and the people they cast make for a charismatic cast. In the Pauly Shore flicks this may be my third favorite or something like that. "In the Army Now" is one of those flicks that are good for a day you have with nothing to do, stupid funny sometimes hits the mark.

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March 27, 2013
There was this great internet joke a while back wherein some film kid watched IN THE ARMY NOW when he was supposed to watch APOCALYPSE NOW; and I'm guessing that joke was probably funnier than this movie, but that's just me.
March 27, 2013
I have to find that joke but any way to each his own. I like some dumb comedy every now and then.
 
March 27, 2013
yeah, this wasn't bad. Pauly Shore did have his good moments.
March 27, 2013
He did indeed
 
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This is a funny movie although not a laugh out loud constantly flick but it is funny. The group here and the people they cast make for a charismatic cast. In the Pauly Shore flicks this may be my third favorite or something like that. "In the Army Now" is one of those flicks that are good for a day you have with nothing to do, stupid funny sometimes hits the mark.
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