BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan
Plot: Two midwestern friends cut loose in Florida, but their trip turns into an adventure that may cost them their lives
Clint Says: Rent this for a decent laugh
(Available on VOD)
It feels like there haven't been any decent comedies released in several months. And the reason is because it is true. The last time a film was released that could be considered a comedy was in November of 2020. Maybe that is why this movie feels so refreshing.
If we were back to a normal theatrical release schedule, this would be an average comedy at best. It would probably pull in about $40 million and by the end of the year it would be forgotten. Well, these aren't normal times. This actually has a chance to be one of the better comedies of the year.
That doesn't mean this is a great movie. The truth is, this movie is pretty dumb. It isn't anywhere near what I would consider to be a great comedy. It just happens to come at a time when there isn't a lot of competition and we could all use a good laugh.
Sure, it has several good laughs, but there is more about it that is annoying than funny. Currently, you can rent this on VOD for about $20. To me, that is about $15 too much to enjoy this film. I would wait until it shows up on another streaming service or they drop the rental price. It's not $20 worth of funny.