Stuber: A Buddy Cop Movie without a White Guy!

Ok guys, so let me tell you a little bit about my weekends. I usually see two to three movies, usually all in one day, for this blog. If I didn’t work I would see them Thursday or Friday the first showing I could, but unfortunately I am often stuck going Saturday. I don’t mind, this is a labor of love, an obsession really. But it is lovely when I get to actually enjoy the movie I see!

Stuber will never give down in history as a ground breaking, amazing movie. The script huge holes. Detective Vic, Dave Bautista’s character is a detective who could be considered legally blind without his glasses who is doggedly pursuing a drug dealer, Iko Uwais. He can’t drive because he got laser surgery to correct his eye sight so he ropes in an uber driver to help him catch a drug dealer? How does this make any sense. Even a loner on the force would have a friend he could call instead of endangering a civilian right. But who cares, because honestly this movie is hilarious and me and ALL of my fellow patrons were to busy laughing to care how crazy stupid the plot was.

Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani have amazing chemistry together. Bautista is a great straight man for Nanjiani’s brand of wit. On top of that they both nailed the physical humor. By the time the got to the fight in the sporting goods store I was loudly laughing and I have not done that in a theater in YEARS. Solid humor with just a sprinkling of sincerity. The joke at the end landed. Definitely worth seeing if for no other reason than to encourage the production companies to make more movies that work like this.

Less big budget tech more good old fashion humor and fun. Unlike the other movie I watched this weekend I did not feel the time I spent on the seat and enjoyed every minute of it.

Stuber (US Release Date 7/11/2019)

Director Michael Dowse

Writer Tripper Clancy

Cast Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Natalie Morales, Iko Uwais, Mira Sorvino

Trailer https://youtu.be/i5l6a5RiR1E

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