Director: Luke Greenfield
Writers: Luke Greenfield and Nicholas Thomas
Cast: Damon Wayans Jr, Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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“Let’s Be Cops” opens on Ryan and Justin just trying to find their way in Los Angeles. One’s out of work and the other works as a video game developer’s assistant. When they go out clubbing, the duo lands in a predicament that pushes them to find a new way to identify themselves to the ladies. This leads to Damon Wayan’s kid finding some police officer uniforms to use for a costume party. Unfortunately, the event is black tie and the duo begins to be mistaken for cops. The guys have fun and it begins a wacky adventure that runs into a run-in with the Albanian Mafia.
I’m not an expert Hollywood scheduler, but what an unfortunate time to release this film. Regardless of the troubles in Ferguson, “Let’s Be Cops” seems to be hanging tough over the last two weeks. While the titular cops in this film don’t shoot any minorities, they do offer up laughs to be had during the Dog Days of Summer. I’m not sure who this Nina Dobrev is, but something tells me that she needs to get naked to cover up them acting chops. That mess is rough and her pretty face isn’t going to last forever. Rob Riggle steals focus in a supporting role by being Rob Riggle.
Buddy comedies always find an audience. However, this one isn’t a dumb piece of crap that should be relegated to the Cinemax in a few months. Get your pudgy ass off the couch and go watch it during the Labor Day weekend. If you know any Andy Garcia fans, then you can sell them on the fact that Garcia shows up as the big bad guy. It’s fun for your entire family.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!