1 hour, 23 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence
Jesse Eisenberg ...
Danny McBride ...
Aziz Ansari ...
Nick Swardson ...
Dilshad Vadsaria ...
Michael Peņa ...
Bianca Kajlich ...
Fred Ward ...
| In Grand Rapids, MI, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) has
generally not lived up to his potential. He works as a pizza delivery
man, and his only friend is schoolteacher Chet (Aziz Ansari); Nick is
also secretly in love with Chet's sister. Meanwhile, Dwayne (Danny
McBride) is fed up watching his lottery-winner father (Fred Ward) waste
all his riches, and decides, along with his buddy (Nick Swardson), to
hire a contact killer and take out the old man. To do this, they need
money. So they devise a plan to kidnap a pizza delivery man, strap a
bomb to his chest, and force him to rob a bank. When Nick is forced to take on this assignment he calls on Chet for help. What follows is a crazy, reckless
race against time. Will our heroes survive the day?
The violence, on the other hand, almost
seems a bit displaced, especially the use of the bomb vest; it recalls
all-too-serious images from the news. Regardless, 30 Minutes or Less
directed by Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland") never stops
being fast, funny, or crazy, and the combination of it game cast helps tremendously. Jesse Eisenberg turns in a believably panicked performance, and he's
nicely matched by stand-up comic Aziz Ansari. Even the bad guys show their
humanity from time to time, and Fred Ward is very funny as the nasty old