Stone This: Year One Movie Review

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He penned some of the classic comedies of the 70's and 80's: "Meatballs", "Caddyshack", "Stripes" and most famously "Ghostbusters", "Animal House" and "Groundhog Day". But Harold Ramis' latest release "Year One" puts his talents back to square one.

Let me try to describe this mess of a movie that is more of a series of vignettes and costume changes than it is plot and entertainment.

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Jack Black and Michael Cera play a couple of cave men who after getting banned from their tribe embark on an adventure that takes them into the middle-east, mingling with of all things biblical characters. Huh? What?

I guess I could forgive a weird premise if it resulted in a fascinating and funny tale but it does not. What it does do however is provide a flimsy vehicle to showcase one gross activity after another.

The movie is peppered with a few cameos of which the most noteworthy are Paul Rudd and David Cross as Cain and Abel. Hank Azaria drops by for a few scenes, too. But

you know, it just doesn't matter who's in this movie. It's a waste of time and talent.

I guess boys of all ages would like this film but unless you find humor in all manners of grossness leave this one off your summer list.

LADIES ROOM LOWDOWN: My female companion thought this movie was perfect for 12-14 year old boys and also was not amused by the gross factor either.

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