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KEVIN JAMES TEAMS WITH HAPPY MADISON ONCE MORE - AND BAS RUTTEN S HERE AS WELL

  • Feb 27, 2011
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PAUL BLART
MALL COP

I am a huge fan of Kevin James and own everything that he has been a part of that has been released; of course you know that I loved this film. The best thing about his film is that the whole family can watch and enjoy it. There have been many things said about this film but when it comes down to it this is still one of the highest grossing films of the year, a number one hit at the box office, and a successful DVD. Kevin James [star/writer/producer] teams up once again with friend Adam Sandler [producer] and his Happy Madison Productions to bring us this delightful movie.

Paul Blart is a shopping mall security guard in real life but in his head he wants to be a State Trooper but there is one thing holding him back, his hypoglycemia. Still he takes his day job very seriously, a little too much even. He also seems to have trouble with the ladies [his date video on the internet is hilarious] and one lady in particular, Amy. He also has a nice mother and daughter who seem to always try to hook him up with people over the internet. Any way one day while on the job a group of well lets just say crooks and they have a plan to make some good money, or steal, whatever. The only thing they didn't count on was an overweight, hypoglycemic, takes his job real serious mall cop named Paul Blart.

The thing about this film is that it is a certain type of humor, Kevin James type of humor. Me personally I loved this film as did my bro and girl, even though this is a PG film meant for family viewing. Saying that seems weird because it is a Happy Madison film but it really is ok for all ages in my opinion. Also I think it was cool how the villains in this were real life skaters, bikers, and free runners, it actually made a lot of sense. Part of their deal is they have multiple credit card numbers to get from each store. It is a big mall and a two level one at that, in order to get the numbers before they switch they need to get to each store as quick as possible. I don't know but I kinda liked all the action these guys brought to the film, got to try that free runner thing.

Producer/writer/star Kevin James is great in this film and funny as ever mixing in physical humor with some funny lines. James who has never given a weak performance in my opinion brings an every man feel to the character making it easier for you to rout for him. Also on a side note MMA LEGEND BAS RUTTEN makes an appearance at the beginning of the film as the instructor on the course. Keir O'Donnell was funny as the lead villain in the mall and to be honest it caught me off gaud with that character. Jayma Mays is good in this as well and not to mention easy on the eyes. Raini Rodriguez surprised me in this as Paul's daughter, great performance. Shirley Knight as his mom, Adam Ferrara, and of course Allen Covert are excellent in this as well even in smaller parts. Gary Valentine [Danny from King of Queens] is hilarious in his cameo as the karaoke singer, in fact I liked every one in this film.

Now I know what you are thinking "this guy just loves Kevin James" and while that is true I genuinely liked this movie, I got the humor I guess. I know people who didn't really get into this and that is cool to each his own, but I felt the movie was rather entertaining. From the insane action from the villains to the comedic moments involving James this film was truly entertaining. And if that wasn't enough this DVD has some great special features including a look at the skater, bikers, and free runners [really interesting] and what they do for a living. Also there is a great commentary with James and one of the producers.

Kevin and writing partner Nick Bakay did a great job as did director Steve Carr because they were not afraid to push this PG film out, and how successful it was at the box office. You know we were there opening day and of course at midnight the day the DVD was released I had to be there to own it. Sure I am a huge fan but the more I support people I like the more they will keep putting out. This is a great film in my opinion and well worth a purchase.



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March 02, 2011
I loved this film too. Kevin James is hilarious! Nice review, Alex!
 
February 27, 2011
Yeah, this was quite fun. For some reason, this seemed to have inspired the much darker "Observe and Report" IMHO. Nice review
 
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review by . December 19, 2010
In terms of comedies that came out in 2009, this one isn't that bad, and I don't really understand all the critical hate. I can definitely see where it went wrong, because the first half of the film really sucked. However, the mistakes of the first half are compensated for in the second half, which was pretty cool. Kevin James is also a likeable comedian, even if he didn't have much juicy material to work with, and the villain is easily the best character in the movie.      …
review by . August 06, 2010
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If I shoplifted this movie at a mall and got caught does that make me more pathetic then Paul Blart?
I remember this movie being in theaters for a long while and finally saw it.  How can something so average bring in so much money?  Maybe with the title "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" people were mistaking it for a new Will Farrell or John C Reilly movie like "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" or "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story"  With a name like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, I can't blame them for the confusion. The story has tubby single father and now living …
Quick Tip by . February 27, 2011
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Kevin and writing partner Nick Bakay did a great job as did director Steve Carr because they were not afraid to push this PG film out, and how successful it was at the box office. You know we were there opening day and of course at midnight the day the DVD was released I had to be there to own it. Sure I am a huge fan but the more I support people I like the more they will keep putting out. This is a great film in my opinion and well worth a purchase.
review by . August 02, 2009
When I first saw he previews for "Paul Blart: Mall Cop"I didn't think that it looked funny. However, I was told by a couple of people that is was a lot better than the previews, and since my wife and I are big Kevin James fans we decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, the theatrical previews were much funnier than the actual movie which was neither funny or entertaining.     One reviewer made the comparison between Kevin James and John Candy - which I think is appropriate. …
review by . June 22, 2009
Kevin James trades in his delivery uniform for a mall cop's garb in the family-friendly "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."     It's been years since Blart's wife left him and his daughter alone. The pair are living with his mother. While repeatedly attempting and failing to pass training at the New Jersey State Police Academy (due to his hypoglycemia), Blart holds down a job as a security guard at the local mall. With Christmas in the near future, the mall's business has picked up.    B …
review by . May 21, 2009
This movie just made me and my 13 year old son cringe. I'm sorry, nobody but nobody can possibly be that much of a misfit and then become the savior of the mall. I love a good stupid movie, really love them, this one just had way too many moments of, why in the world did he do that? Could everyone in the world be that stupid?     There were exactly two good laughs. One where Paul jumps from one van to another. And, well, I can't remember the other one - it was that good. What …
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Attention, shoppers: FormerKing of Queensstar Kevin James makes the successful leap to big screen leading man with this Die Hard meets Home Alone slapstick comedy produced by Adam Sandler. In his most empathetic role since his endearing scene-stealing turn in Hitch, James (who also co-wrote the script) stars as biggest loser Paul Blart, a 10-year veteran of the West Orange, New Jersey shopping mall, where he gets no respect from taunting kids who pelt him with ball pit orbs, or a senior who brazenly violates Bart's strictly enforced speed limit in his motorized wheelchair. The film is slow to get rolling as it lays on the pathos as thick as the peanut butter the lonely, overweight and socially awkward Blart spreads on his pies ("Food fills the cracks in he heart," he tells his mother). But then, a band of cycling, skateboarding thieves presumably recruited from the X games take over the mall on so-called Black Friday, the busiest holiday season shopping day. Blart is "untrained, unarmed, and presents a huge target," but, like a plus-size John McClane on a Segway, he is the wild card determined to stop them and rescue his unrequited crush (Jayma Mays) who has been taken hostage. James carries the film on his massive shoulders (the supporting cast is strictly discount outlet, with comedian Adam Ferrara as a sympathetic cop and Bobby Cannavale fromWill & GraceandThird Watchas a bullying SWAT team leader the most familiar faces). He proves himself to ...
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Cast: Kevin James
Genre: Comedy
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
Runtime: 91 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
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