Weekend Watching: Observe and Report

Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) is a mall cop who takes his job way too seriously. He has mental health problems, a gun, and an obsessive crush on a make-up counter girl (Anna Farris). His ‘professional’ mission is to catch a stripper terrifying shoppers at the mall.

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Observe and Report (2009) has all of the standard frat boy humour you’d expect from a Seth Rogen led comedy. This isn’t quite his usual fare however and the laughs are decidedly uncomfortable. Ronnie isn’t a nice guy but one with delusions of grandeur and a very dark and unhealthy perspective on life. Throw a tiny amount of power his way, and he’ll take it much too far. Continue reading “Weekend Watching: Observe and Report”