THIS IS THE END: WHAT’S BETTER THAN ACTORS MAKING FUN OF THEMSELVES?
If you’re in the mood to laugh out loud, see This is the End this weekend. It’s about a bunch of actors facing the end of the world and everybody plays caricatures of themselves! James Franco’s movie persona is a pretentious pseudo intellectual with a big dose of vanity. Seth Rogan is an arrogant pothead and Jonah Hill is a fawning fussbudget. Imagine these actors, plus Michael Cera, Rihanna, Paul Rudd, and Jason Segel, among many other famous faces, at a huge party at James Franco’s Hollywood Hills compound on the night the world suddenly erupts in a fury of explosions, fire and monsters. Half the actors are lost in a giant sinkhole outside and a few are left to barricade themselves inside the house and see what happens. Some of the dialog making fun of “actors” is hilarious and the guys skewer their own reputations. It’s vulgar and the plot is iffy, but the one-liners are priceless and you”ll definitely have fun.