551. Walk Of Shame (2014)

6.6 Stupid but fun
  • Acting 6.7
  • Directing 6.7
  • Story 6.5
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Starring: Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs

Director: Steven Brill

Running Time: 94 mins

Walk Of Shame is an American film about a Los Angeles newsreader who gets caught up in a night of zany antics and complete chaos, and without any money, I.D. or phone, must walk across LA in one night to broadcast the news with the opportunity to be promoted to network.

It may seem as if this film has a little bit of a case of the trailer jokes. The first half an hour is just an extended version of the trailer, so there’s not much more to laugh at, seeing as the comedy’s not the highest quality in the world, however as it goes on, it becomes a lot more surprising, a lot more crazy, and a lot funnier.

Starting with the initial stages of the film, although it is definitely entertaining, you can predict everything that’s thrown your way. It’s a bit of silly fun, however with the predictability, it isn’t anywhere near as funny or enjoyable as the trailer.

I do have a little bit of a problem with the casting in this film too. Elizabeth Banks doesn’t at all fit the character of a news anchor, so she is really irritating for the first part of the film, while James Marsden again stars as James Marsden, so the actors are in fact quite annoying to watch.

However, the film does definitely improve in the later stages. Once you get away from the trailer jokes, the whole thing becomes a whole lot more unpredictable, and even more chaotic and stupid than before, which makes it much more entertaining to watch, but the quality of the comedy does still remain relatively low.

By then, the film is an enjoyable bit of fun, however the film ends with a horribly cheesy speech from Elizabeth Banks, and completely ruins all of the zany antics that had come before, making it finish on quite a negative note, so that’s why it ends up getting a 6.6.


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