History Film / ObserveAndReport

2nd Feb '17 3:47:34 PM DavidCowie
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* BlackComedy: This film is the answer to the question "What if ''Film/TaxiDriver was a comedy?"

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* BlackComedy: This film is the answer to the question "What if ''Film/TaxiDriver ''Film/TaxiDriver'' was a comedy?"
11th Jan '17 11:49:58 PM PaulA
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''Observe and Report'' (2009) is a ''very'' dark comedy written/directed by [[Series/EastboundAndDown Jody Hill]] and starring Seth Rogen as a bipolar, delusional mall security guard who becomes obsessed with catching a flasher. Being released 3 months after the [[ComedyGhetto PG-rated]] ''PaulBlartMallCop'', the films have drawn inevitable [[DuelingMovies comparisons]] to each other.

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''Observe and Report'' (2009) is a ''very'' dark comedy written/directed by [[Series/EastboundAndDown Jody Hill]] and starring Seth Rogen as a bipolar, delusional mall security guard who becomes obsessed with catching a flasher. Being released 3 months after the [[ComedyGhetto PG-rated]] ''PaulBlartMallCop'', ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'', the films have drawn inevitable [[DuelingMovies comparisons]] to each other. other.



* ShoutOut: Ronnie's brawl with the police is choreographed like the football-themed brawl in ''Film/FlashGordon'', and features the same music.

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* ShoutOut: Ronnie's brawl with the police is choreographed like the football-themed brawl in ''Film/FlashGordon'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'', and features the same music.
4th May '16 6:25:38 PM taddavis
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* OnlyChildSyndrome: Ronnie
* PaperThinDisguise: Ronnie tries to go undercover to catch the flasher. No one is fooled.

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* OnlyChildSyndrome: Ronnie
Ronnie.
* PaperThinDisguise: Ronnie tries to go undercover to catch the flasher. No one is fooled.
-->'''Saddamn:''' Fuck you, Ronnie! Nice hat, you stupid motherfucker!
6th Dec '15 1:23:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlackAndGrayMorality
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: Dennis]]

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* %%* BlackAndGrayMorality
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: Dennis]]%%* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Dennis]]
14th Nov '15 6:42:13 PM BadSplice
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* BlackComedyRape: Brandi is possibly blackout drunk yet Ronnie has no qualms with having sex with her. CrossesTheLineTwice when she asks, "Why are you stopping, motherfucker?"

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* BlackComedyRape: Brandi [[spoiler:Brandi is possibly blackout drunk yet Ronnie has no qualms with having sex with her. CrossesTheLineTwice when she asks, "Why are you stopping, motherfucker?"motherfucker?"]]


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: ''Far'' down the cynical end.
14th Nov '15 6:37:10 PM BadSplice
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* BlackComedy: The film is essentially ''TaxiDriver'' made funny.

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* BlackComedy: The This film is essentially ''TaxiDriver'' made funny.the answer to the question "What if ''Film/TaxiDriver was a comedy?"
14th Nov '15 6:35:31 PM BadSplice
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-->-- '''Det. Nichols''', ''Observe and Report''

''Observe and Report'' (2009) is a ''very'' dark comedy starring Seth Rogen as a delusional mall security guard who becomes obsessed with catching a flasher. Being released 3 months after the [[ComedyGhetto PG-rated]] ''PaulBlartMallCop'', the films have drawn inevitable [[DuelingMovies comparisons]] to each other.

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-->-- '''Det. Nichols''', ''Observe and Report''

a quote that sums up the movie pretty well.

''Observe and Report'' (2009) is a ''very'' dark comedy written/directed by [[Series/EastboundAndDown Jody Hill]] and starring Seth Rogen as a bipolar, delusional mall security guard who becomes obsessed with catching a flasher. Being released 3 months after the [[ComedyGhetto PG-rated]] ''PaulBlartMallCop'', the films have drawn inevitable [[DuelingMovies comparisons]] to each other.
21st Oct '14 9:11:05 PM Angeldeb82
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* CloudCuckooLander: Deconstructed as sane people consider Ronnie a delusional person and try to avoid him for it.

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Deconstructed as sane people consider Ronnie a delusional person and try to avoid him for it.



* DamselInDistress: What Ronnie considers Brandi. Nell is also in need of some manly backup.



* DistressedDamsel: What Ronnie considers Brandi. Nell is also in need of some manly backup.



* KarmaHoudini: Much like in ''TaxiDriver,'' Ronnie narrowly escapes punishment for his crimes by managing to become a hero at the last minute. Also, [[spoiler: Dennis robs the mall frequently, gets Ronnie to beat kids for skateboarding on mall property, and ends up knocking Ronnie out and stealing a car to flee. The last we hear of him has him partying in Mexico.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Much like in ''TaxiDriver,'' ''Film/TaxiDriver,'' Ronnie narrowly escapes punishment for his crimes by managing to become a hero at the last minute. Also, [[spoiler: Dennis robs the mall frequently, gets Ronnie to beat kids for skateboarding on mall property, and ends up knocking Ronnie out and stealing a car to flee. The last we hear of him has him partying in Mexico.]]
14th Jun '14 10:41:42 PM Th3overseer
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Added DiffLines:

* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend: Dennis]]


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** [[spoiler: Ronnie annoys Harrison for a day and in return Harrison leaves Ronnie to get murdered by drug dealers.]]
22nd May '14 3:24:14 PM realscreamer
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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Paul Blart Mall Cop'', created completely independently, as most dueling films are.



* PlayingAgainstType: While Rogen has played jerks before, he earned his fame playing likable schlubs. Many viewers expected Ronnie to be along a similar line, rather than the seriously disturbed man that he is.
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