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Sunday, July 21, 2013



Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon and Robert Knepper

R.I.P.D. (2013) Poster

Step back in time. To a time where slap-stick, campy comedy was king. This is where you would this epic 'C' movie. Reynolds plays Nick, a savvy relatively happy Boston police officer. His life and love are ripped away from him suddenly by his partner and friend Hayes (played magnificently by Kevin Bacon).

Instead of going straight to hell or heaven, Nick (Reynolds) ends up at the desk of the Commander of the R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) played by Parker. She is crass, to the point and makes no excuses for her nastiness. Nick is paired up with long time law keeper Roy (played by Bridges) to rid the earth of `Deadoes` before they can take over the planet and cause the ultimate demise of the human race.

Robert Knepper delivers the best performance of the movie playing Stanley Nawlicki, a wayward `deado`who falls prey to Roy and Nick (Bridges/Reynolds)

Constant slap-stick humor along with cheesy dialogue drag this film right back to the days of Attack of Killer Tomatoes (circa 1978) and Elvira Mistress of The Dark (circa 1988). The plot is reminiscent of Men in Black (circa 1997), with the change being dead people in lieu of aliens.

At 96 minutes it isn`t a film that will keep you from the real world too long. Rated PG13, the younger kids will find it very funny and you won`t help but giggle at some of the one liners.

Not on the must see list, but if you are faced between watching another episode of Young and the Restless (CBS) or this..take this.

RAVENBRAN RATING..... 1.5 out of 5 claws

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