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Drunk Parents (2019)

Director:
Fred Wolf
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Drunk Parents

RUNNING TIME
97 minutes

RELEASED BY
Vertical Entertainment
DirecTV Cinema
Producer:
Robert Ogden Barnum
Aaron L. Gilbert
Screenwriter:
Peter Gaulke
Fred Wolf


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

Frank Teagarten

Alec Baldwin
Nancy Teagarten Salma Hayek
Bob Donnelly Joe Manganiello
Betty Donnelly Natalia Cigliuti
Carl Mancini Jim Gaffigan
Jason Johnson Ben Platt
Heidi Bianchi Aimee Mullins
Shope Sasha Mitchell
Dan Henderson Treat Williams
Jessie Olivia Luccardi
Nigel Aasif Mandvi
Rachel Michelle Veintimilla
Will the Bum Will Ferrell
Colin the Bum Colin Quinn

 

Review

This comedy has a promising premise: Upper middle class couple Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek have only just been able to keep up a facade of affluence in time to drop off their daughter for college before their financial situation collapses. The next day they start raising money by having a drunken yard-sale which, needless to say, spirals out of control. The title is a little misleading though, 'cause they're actually not that drunk, which is a little disappointing. Instead Baldwin and Hayek run around in a screwball-esque world where people act and talk more or less ridiculously. The jokes are hit and miss, to put it mildly, but thanks to Alec Baldwin's comic timing and some quite interesting observations and social comments, the film manages to be rather enjoyable amidst all the silliness.

Copyright 06.02.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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