Now we know the truth — according to whatever Uatu watches over the internet, Devin Faraci is actually 12. The draconian age gate behind which hides the new red band trailer for Observe and Report (starring Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta and Anna Faris, directed by Jody Hill) doesn’t believe his weak claims to maturity. Fortunately, I was able to duck under the digital gate like a lithe subway farejumper.
And…while I know what I saw immediately afterward, I’m not sure at all what to expect out of the movie. Which is a beautiful thing, really. This trailer is dirty in a Bad Santa way. It’s foulmouthed and spotted with an ugly, drunken sexuality. It made me feel bad about people. It’s an abusive father and I’m six years old with cigarette burns on my wrists.
Which is consistent with everything I’ve heard about the movie in general. That is, that it is dark and confrontational but also quite funny and almost brilliant. I’m not going to say this is the comedy we need, but it’s definitely the one I’ve been waiting for.
Catch the red band trailer, if the internet will let you. Or just wait ten minutes for YouTube to catch up.