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This Movie is like an old friend–“Real Men” Jim Belushi and John Ritter.

12 Dec

Real Men (1987) starring John Ritter and Jim Belushi is an unknown quantity to many.  The movie didn’t do anything in the theaters, and get at best very infrequent airings on cable movie channels, but is has become a sort of cult classic (yes I agree that term is overused).  I normally reject movies with severe logic deficiencies—even comedies but Real Men has a special place in the comedy section of my DVD collection.  A movie like Real Men for many people is actually quite difficult to like.  Some might say it falls in the same class as “Hudson Hawk,” a different spoof that is as much vilified by its critics as it is glorified by its fans.  As for me and many of my friends, Real Men was an absolutely hilarious experience.

Belushi plays a womanizing super CIA agent who has to take Ritter, a less than average suburbanite, across the country to give aliens a glass of water in exchange for “the good package” or “the big gun.”  On the trip they have so many completely eccentric situations happening to them that I couldn’t help but be entertained.  Today the “zany” adventures of many so-called comedies are so strained that they are beyond being “not funny” and reach into the realm of annoying.  However Real Men has such an air of informality about it, that the films outlandish circumstances were seamless and even got this hardened cynic to suspend belief and laugh until there were tears in my eyes.

This one is definitely a rose, but a tough one to find.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2009 in Movie Reviews

 

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7 responses to “This Movie is like an old friend–“Real Men” Jim Belushi and John Ritter.

  1. Tommy

    August 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Amen

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    • jpfmovies

      August 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Excellent some one who appreciates this piece of art.

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  2. Anonymous

    April 15, 2012 at 4:57 am

    funny ass dog shit

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    • jpfmovies

      April 30, 2012 at 2:09 am

      Well I am glad you liked it (or did you I was not sure).

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  3. Greg

    July 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Bob: “Can you get it back?” Nick: “No Bob, that pen was kind of a one-of-a-kind. Gee, I hope they don’t think I’m in trouble.”

    Kills me to this day.

    I wanted to hate this movie when I first saw it because I hated John Ritter in 3’s Company. But it was great, and made me realize John Ritter had more range than Jack Tripper.

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    • jpfmovies

      July 18, 2017 at 6:25 am

      Yeah your right not only about John Ritter playing the clumsy slap a stick character in threes Company, but I think Jim Belushi also did a great job playing the calm cool collected supersecret agent ushering Ritter’s character along.

      My favorite scene was when Ritter says “who are those clowns”?

      To which Belusi responds “holly shit clown attack!’

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