The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

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A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

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26 May 2016 | iannicholson
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| Puerile comedy slapstick - I loved it!
I don't think I have ever written a review on IMDb before, but on this occasion, I feel I must.

Thank you, Mr Cohen for giving me the biggest belly laughs I've had from any film in years.

This film is comedy gold. Sure, the story-line is wafer-thin, but who cares? Although on this turn-out, this film is a bit of departure from Cohen's previous outings - less mockumentary and more narrative, but it is gag after gag - non-stop. My sides were hurting before the end of the first act.

Some of the other sourpuss reviews here miss the point. If I go to see a comedy, I'm not expecting an Oscar winning, thought-provoking drama. I want escapism. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief completely in exchange for a few good laughs.

This film delivers that in spades - and more.

For when a film causes you to bury your mouth in your elbow in fear of disturbing your fellow film-goers with your laughter, you know you're having a good time.

And that's all I want from a movie.

Thanks again, Mr. Cohen!

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The story of Gabourey Sidibe joining the cast is a tale that could have been written by an old-school Hollywood publicist. At the exclusive Academy Awards party thrown by Madonna and her manager, Guy Oseary, there were Sidibe and Sacha Baron Cohen, one Oscar nominee chatting up another (Sidibe's nomination is for her performance in Precious (2009); Sacha Baron Cohen's for writing the screenplay for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)), about a role in an upcoming movie. "He was telling me how funny he thought I was, and I didn't believe him," says Sidibe. "But he asked me if I could do an African accent, so I lied and said yes, and then he asked me who represents me, and I was there with my manager, so I pointed her out and they talked. Two weeks later, my manager emails me - 'remember that movie you talked to Sacha Baron Cohen about at the party?' Well, I guess he was serious and he really did think I was funny."


Quotes

Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: I love you.
Carla: I love you too.
Norman 'Nobby' Butcher: We'll take it.


Goofs

When showing Jordan Beber's prior record at 3:57, the Grand Theft entry in Hungary is written as Sept, 09 2011 instead of Sept 09, 2011.


Crazy Credits

At the end of the Blu-ray credits, the film is dedicated to the memory of Sacha Baron Cohen's father, Gerald Baron Cohen, who passed away in May 2016.


Alternate Versions

In Singapore, before the film could receive an official classification (R21) the company were required to remove a scene depicting a man sucking the poison out from his friend's testicles as the latter has been injected in the groin with a poisonous dart. The scene which features close-up shots of the man's scrotum, and brief shots of the man's penis in the other man's mouth. The scenes above have exceeded the Classification Guidelines which state that "exploitative and excessive nudity" is not allowed for all ratings.


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The Great Escape Theme
Written and Performed by
Elmer Bernstein
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
Under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd
From the MGM film The Great Escape (1963)

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Action | Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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