30 Minutes or Less (Comedy) 2011 [Movie/Review]

6/10

Year: 2011
Genre: Comedy
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Original Title: –
Source: Blu-Ray (Sony Pictures)

PLOT:
Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.

Dwayne: What is the one thing this town is missing? I’ll give you a hint. It’s cash business and it’s crawling with sexy bitches.
Travis: Chinese food restaurant?
Dwayne: No.
Travis: Abortion clinic
?

OPINION:
Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Dilshad Vadsaria … what’s not to like with that amazing cast? It’s pretty funny, I think I laught out loud 2-3 times, especially the early ”dumb as fuck” conversations between the hoodlums Dwayne and Travis 😂. But in the end it never reaches the heights that I thought it would.

LOCATION/BACKGROUND:
It was filmed in Grand Rapids and Ludington in Michigan, USA and released in the cinemas August the 12th in the States and in September in Europe.

The plot of the film is similar to a real-life incident that occurred in 2003 to pizza delivery man Brian Douglass Wells, depicted in Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018).

FORMAT

I watched this on the Shout Factory release on Shout Factory, but the picture quality is not that good, kind of grainy, So I’m hoping for a 4k scan of this one.


Blu-ray ALL United Kingdom – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

  • Commentaries: Picture-in-Picture video commentary with actors Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, and director Ruben Fleischer
  • Extras: ”Blowing Up with the Cast and Crew of 30 Minutes or Less” featurette (14:08) 
    “The Perfect Crime: Action and Comedy in 30 Minutes or Less” featurette (10:58) 
    Deleted Scenes: 
    – Play All (11:40) 
    – “Christopher fires then rehires Nick” (1:56) 
    – “Nick wakes up late/Rear view mirror” (1:04) 
    – “Dwayne and Travis raid the fridge” (0:36) 
    – “Dwayne’s dream sequence” (0:51) 
    – “Nick throws up at side of road” (0:42) 
    – “Nick and Chet leave school/Chet calls in excuse” (2:15) 
    – “Chango f***s juicy” (0:27) 
    – “Nick chases Chet” (0:56) 
    – “Dwayne finds Major wounded” (2:53) 
    – “Vito’s commercial” (1:11) 
    Outtakes: 
    – Play All (6:14) 
    – “Travis thinks the Major is jacked” (0:55) 
    – “Chet tells Nick worse ways to die” (2:53) 
    – “Dwayne and Travis talk tanning codes” (2:42) 
    Bonus Trailer: 
    – “Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Blu-rays” (1:21) 
    BD-Live
  • Subtitles: Danish, English, English HoH, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Picture Format: 1080p 24fps AVC MPEG-4
  • Soundtrack(s): English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 
    Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 
    English Audio Descriptive Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Case type: Keep Case
  • Notes: All extras are 1080p.

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