Synopsis – Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
My Take – Let me just start by saying that this isn’t an over the top blockbuster film like everyone seems to expect from every movie that comes out now. Seeing that this is a Wayans Brothers movie I wasn’t sure if it would be too corny or just too offensive to tolerate.
Once the predictable introduction of the two lead characters are over(the beginning of the movie really nails in the impression that the movie is terrible), about 15 minutes in, the film take us on a ride of constant hilarity and unexpected laughs. This film reminded me classic comedies in the vein of Beverly Hills Cop, Happy Gilmore, Something About Mary and even Anchorman. This is one of those really good comedies, where you will really laugh while even learn a lesson to value yourself the way you are and not to be scared to do things and go for it and believe that there is something for everyone. Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson are just awesome. One of them is as wacky as they can be, pushing his friends to the limits of patience and never losing him or us. Jake Johnson really sells the image of a guy just looking for any kind of change in his life and Damon Wayans Jr. is and actor that really puts a lot of work into whatever role he is in. While Damon Wayans Jr, finally gets his over long due from a movie, which uses his comic timing to the very best!
Their comic timing & great on-screen chemistry runs like a clockwork and they seem to be completely at ease in their roles as charming losers who take “cops and robbers” to a whole new level. Funny as hell and casing a memorable bromance. Nina Dobrev looks really pretty & should take up more big screen roles. Andy Garcia is likeable in a cameo. On The whole Lets be Cops is a fake Buddy- Cop film which is filled with corny, random, outrageous moments & has almost everything you look in a comedy now days action, very funny moments, valuable message, great actors, great plot, constantly flowing. Long and short of it, you’ll have a good time watching it.
Director – Luke Greenfield
Rated – R
Run Time – 104 minutes