First Look: Seth Rogen and Anna Faris in Observe and Report
by Alex Billington
December 15, 2008
Screw Paul Blart: Mall Cop, this is the mall security movie I can't wait to see! Observe and Report stars Seth Rogen as Forest Ridge Mall's head of security Ronnie Barnhardt and Anna Faris as the hot make-up counter clerk. This is the latest movie written and directed by Jody Hill, the same filmmaker who brought us The Foot Fist Way and introduced Danny McBride to the world. I've already heard a lot of great things about it, including that it's definitely an R-rated comedy masterpiece, although we won't know that for sure until April. But to hold us over until we get a trailer, Warner Brothers has debuted two new photos.
We've provided a detailed synopsis below the photos, for those who are curious to know what exactly is going on in Observe and Report. I know I definitely can't wait to see a trailer for this - so stay tuned!
At the Forest Ridge Mall, head of security Ronnie Barnhardt patrols his jurisdiction with an iron fist, combating skateboarders, shoplifters and the occasional unruly customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when the mall is struck by a flasher.
Driven to protect and serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to showcase his underappreciated law enforcement talents on a grand scale, hoping his solution of this crime will earn a coveted spot at the police academy and the heart of his elusive dream girl Brandi, the hot make-up counter clerk who won't give him the time of day. But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before the real cops do.
Observe and Report is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Jody Hill, of only The Foot Fist Way previously. The film was shot on location at the Winrock Mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Warner Brothers will debut Observe and Report in theaters everywhere on April 10th, 2009.
Reader Feedback - 20 Comments
I hope this movie bombs.
Jojo on Dec 15, 2008
I hope this movie rocks. Can't wait for a trailer.
-Peter- on Dec 15, 2008
I hope this movie rocks bombs.
Tom Brazelton on Dec 15, 2008
I can't wait to hope this movie rocks bombs.
Partridge on Dec 15, 2008
Alex, your love and regard for one of the most over-rated hacks in Cinema history completely astounds me. With a few minor exceptions (orginal TDTESS) I respect your opinion and the facts and information you provide here. We all appreciate and thank you for what you present us mere fans. I just don't get it. Masterpiece??!!
D-9 on Dec 15, 2008
Seen it already!!! They had a preview from The Screen Exchange at a burbank theatre.
MaX on Dec 15, 2008
Anna Faris is developing quite a following and with Seth Rogen? On the other hand see box office returns for "Zack and Miri Make a Porno". Hope this does well though.
Pickle on Dec 15, 2008
hmm a streaker, yea sounds like a r-rated movie to me, although is anyone getting a little tired of t-rated movies starring seth rogen. imean every one he's been in was funny, but the time's gonna come where it's just gonna be too redundant and stop being funny. i mean we get it, ppl curse alot, but they don't curse every other word
LeeMan on Dec 15, 2008
Well that's what Hollywood does. They've done it with Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and a bunch of others. They just do one movie after another, Milk the tit dry then move on to something new. It's like I tell people, 95% of movies that come out of Hollywood are crap. Between shit like this and remakes it's no surprise why I barely ever go to the movies. This past summer was a huge exception. Come on moviemakers......Get a friggin clue.
Mike on Dec 15, 2008
Seth Rogen is a funny dude, I've watched a lot of films with him in, expecting each time that it was going to be shit, but I was always laughing aloud watching the films and I'm a cynical bastard. Also I reckon Anna Faris if given the right role could be a great actress, but that might never happen.
Crapola on Dec 15, 2008
Love Anna Faris, can't wait.
Ryan on Dec 15, 2008
I love Seth Rogen and think he's one of the funniest dudes on the big-screen right now.....but this looks like garbage.....It looks alot like it's a catch-up flick for Kevin James' Mall Cop, and considering that movie looks like garbage and this one is the copy I don't have high hopes...
CLerksFan on Dec 15, 2008
I'm with #11, love Anna Faris! This should be fun. Can't wait to get some more footage. Thanks for the pics Alex!
Conrad on Dec 15, 2008
love ana faris, respect seth rogen I think it can be fun
james on Dec 15, 2008
anna faris is a goddess. this will be beyond mind-blowing.
twispious on Dec 15, 2008
man.....if this dude does more ad libbing like in pineapple express, i am gonna hurt someone or something .
grham on Dec 15, 2008
Looks like a renter
crabby on Dec 16, 2008
Agree #5 and 9. He really sucks. No timing, NONE....and simply no acting ability what so ever.
scrooge on Dec 16, 2008
Masterpiece? With Rogen???!!!??!!! A piece is right. Just despise him.
Tim "Cloverfield" on Dec 16, 2008
Won't see this film in the theatre. Definitely won't rent it. Will just wait for it to be played as a free movie on an international flight when I can't sleep and I'm bored as hell.
Megs on Mar 27, 2009
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