THE PLOT THUS FAR
Money Shot finds Cummings riffing on a wide range of topics chiefly, the differences between men and women and how both tend to behave in relationships. And before you roll your eyes at the very thought of another comic covering this well-worn territory, Cummings has found an approach to the material that’s unique enough to make her take on it very compelling. She’s a foul-mouthed “guy’s girl” who surrenders none of her femininity in order to be accepted by the male half, and she’s just as honest and critical of women as she is of men. Her act never turns into “we’re smart, you’re not.” Well, mostly.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Whitney Cummings has a strange voice, but it seems like I’m hearing her everywhere I go to watch Comedy. A lot of people are saying that she is man-hating but she also makes fun of women a lot. A lot of comedians use the gender difference routine and I thought it was refreshing hearing it from a womans perspective.
You either got it or you don’t and Cummings isn’t quite there. Sure she’s loud and annoying, but seriously shes dumb as a box of rocks. She apparently knows a lot about old man balls, but cant name a single politician. She makes a lot of jokes about the Internet and technology that come across as Paul Reiser b-material. If you’re going to be edgy, stay edgy. Don’t start treading into shit that Seinfeld wouldn’t touch.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp, but it lacks any big Home Theater punch-up. I also noticed that a lot of the jokes got stepped on due to audience laughter. If you’re hard of hearing, you might want to flip on the captions. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 04/12/2012