Miss March (2009) - Unrated Fully Exposed Edition

Genre(s): Comedy
Fox || Unrated - 93 minutes - $29.98 || July 28, 2009
Reviewer: Tyler Thomas || Posted On: 2009-08-21


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore
Writer(s): Dennis Haggerty & Ryan Homchick & Thomas Mimms (story), Zach Cregger & Trevor Moore (screenplay)
Cast: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi


Theatrical Release Date: March 13, 2009


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • 2 Featurettes


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Widescreen (1.85)
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish

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.::THE FILM::.

Miss March didnít exactly stun box-office audiences when it was released, ironically enough, back in March of this year. It also was reviewed too favorably by another staff member here at the site, but Iím here to give a different opinion of the movie. I actually found it to be quite enjoying, funny, and entertaining. Although the bad part came near the end of the movie, when the last twenty or so minutes seemed to drag on. Regardless though, this isnít as bad as you may have read or heard about.

Eugene (Zach Cregger) and his best friend Tucker (Trevor Moore) are getting ready to go to a prom after party. They get into a limo with the aspiring rapper Horse (Craig Robinson) and a few of his women, and even though heís well past the high school age, he still crashes the parties. After the lame prom dance thing (I never went, I assume theyíre lame) they head to the party where Eugene and his girlfriend Cindi (Raquel Alessi) of two years are finally going to have intercourse. Tucker tries to get Eugene calm, since heís fairly nervous, and gets him pretty wasted. Eugene exclaims heís going to get laid for the first time, and falls down a flight of stairs and ends up in a coma for four years.

Cut to four years later when Tucker wakes up Eugene with a baseball bat. Everyone has abandoned Eugene since his coma incident except Tucker, who has stayed by his side practically the entire time. Tucker also managed to snag Candace (Molly Stanton) who he claimed a few years back that she was handicapped, when she isnít, but itís a running joke that has a great gag shortly afterwards. I wonít spoil what happens, but somehow the bumbling duo finds out that Cindi is now a playmate, Miss March, and they set off for the Playboy Mansion to reunite the two love birds and also get some questions answered. Can Tucker and Eugene get to the mansion without firefighters trying to kill them, Candace trying to kill them, and also avoid a soon to be ticked off Horse? Only time, and your viewing, will tell.

I had heard so many bad things about this movie that I didnít want to see it, but in the end, I rather enjoyed it. Eugene and Tucker are hilarious in their roles, as the two are entertaining for most of the film. Tucker is just jaw-dropping funny when he says his lines as the bumbling fool while Eugeneís almost as sarcastic attitude melds well. Cindi isnít in the movie too much, only a little in the start and some at the end, which was a shame as though she had a few funny lines. Horse is hilarious in his scenes, especially the last few minutes of the film when, well, letís just say you find out the nickname a little bit more funny when the big reveal happens.

That being said, the bad part of this film occurs once the duo reaches the mansion. Thereís not a ton of funny lines, and I found myself (so did my girlfriend) just looking at each other wondering what the heck happened. The movie goes from laughs and giggles to silence the last twenty or so minutes. I know that some comedies try to be serious a few times, but this one goes for the serious angle way too much and falters because of this. If it was a choice on the writers or the directors it doesnít really matter, as though whoeverís fault it was kind of blew this movie from being a near-perfect comedy to just slightly above average.

I liked this movie, and so did my girlfriend, regardless of the falter at the end. Honestly if this movie had ended before they got to the mansion, I would have given this a better rating. But it didnít and as such I have to ding it a couple of notches. It still is funny; as the comedy is there, just donít bother with the last part. He gets the girl, there; I spoiled the final part for you. Trust me, itís funnier.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

Viral Videos (4 minutes): Not too sure who the people who are auditioning are, but this is somewhat entertaining although really short. Itís funny though, so take a quick look.

Down and Dirty with Horse (2 minutes): This spoofs Horseís character from the film and provides a few fake interviews from the cast. Robinson is pretty hilarious, as are the others.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

The flick doesnít look the best for recent films, but it isnít the worst Iíve seen. Color just isnít there for the duration, as it seems to fall flat. There isnít a lot of depth for the color palette, and at times, it appears to be too dull to enjoy. Thereís also a fair amount of grain present in some of the darker scenes and black levels are also slightly inconsistent. On a plus side, well, Iím sure there are some things I could talk about, but for some reason I canít find any. Itís a passable transfer, but Iím a little letdown by it.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 track sounds more like a 2.0 track, as surround use is limited at best. Even the grotto scene at the end didnít give me the ďoomphĒ that the rest of the movie failed to. Dialogue is low and inconsistent, and it became a pain after about halfway through when I had to constantly tweak the sound up to accommodate for an inconsistent track. The dialogue itself also didnít have any power, and honestly I donít remember my sub being on, and if it was, I couldnít tell.



.::OVERALL::.

Despite how much I enjoyed the film itself, the rest of the package is mediocre. The features are basically empty, and the technical package is a snore. This is one to rent and see if youíll enjoy it enough to purchase; as though Iím not exactly sure itís worth spending your hard-earned movie for a film with a better first half than a second. Sorry March, but youíre nothing more than a rental. Donít be jealous though, I still like you better than the other months.