Reno 911!: Miami
Movie Stats & Links
||Robert Ben Garant, Niecy Nash,
Mary Birdsong, Kerry Kenney-Silver,
Wendi McLendon-Covey, Carlos Alazraqui, Cedric Yarbrough,
Thomas Lennon, Danny DeVito, The Rock
20th Century Fox
||This movie will
not make them want to be a police officer.
||Only if it's her
kind of humor.
||There some boobs
pounding against some glass, and some just blatant boobs for
||People get shot.
||If chasing on a
golf cart is your idea of action.
||From start to
||The Rock has a
||"P. Diddy's boat
is all covered in whale!"
||Robert Ben Garant
Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, John Landgraf
I vaguely remember watching an episode of "Reno 911!" way
back when it started on Comedy Central, found it funny, but
never got it set on my TiVo so I could become a fan. Then I
saw the trailer for "Reno 911!: Miami" and knew this might
be a movie perfect for me. And I was right, especially with
my being King in The Land of the Easily Amused.
Reno 911!: Miami
A Movie Review
The movie version brings the crime-fighting crew of Reno
to the world of Miami, complete with their film-crew that
tapes everything "Cops" style. They are in Miami for a
police convention, only their credentials donít seem to be
there when they arrive. Shutout of the convention, our
heroes go out for a night on the town, hoping to clear
things up the next day. When the next day arrives, and they
show back up at the convention center, they find out that
there has been a terrorist attack at the convention center,
quarantining all of the participants, leaving only the Reno
officers to patrol Miami, as well as find the terrorists so
they can then find the antidote so they can then save the
day. And the crew hits the streets, only after they keep
crashing the Miami Policeís Ford Mustangs on each trip out,
to keep their version of peace.
I wonít go into the story of the movie any more because
really, it isnít necessary. This is a movie of easy laughs,
spotlighting all of the quirkiness of the Reno law
enforcement personnel, from the tight-short wearing of Lt.
Dangle (Thomas Lennon), to the soul sister of Deputy
Williams (Niecy Nash), to the "Iím not a lesbian" of Deputy
Kimball (Mary Birdsong), to the "I donít get why he doesnít
love me" Deputy Wiegel (Kerry Kenny-Silver). There are
bizarre interactions with a Miami drug lord, the attempt at
saving a beached whale, a discovery about the history of
Terry (Nick Swardson), and what seems to be the underlying
thing to do at the end of the night for our crime-fighters,
shown as the film crew covers all that is going on at the
motel of our heroes on their first night in town.
The humor in "Reno 911!: Miami" is exactly what you will
expect if you laughed during the trailer. If you thought it
looked stupid, guess what, you will probably hate the movie.
Me, though, I laughed my ass off, and really appreciated the
scene that seemed to come about from a discussion like this
while they were making the movie Ė "Well, since this movie
is going to be rated R, we should have some blatant nudity
for no apparent reason." "Youíre right, but how can we
accomplish that for a movie taking place in Miami?" "I know,
there can be a beached whale at a topless beach, and we can
have a hot blonde with fantastic boobs and no top just be
there, standing around while the rest of the cops try to
save the whale." "Perfect!" Sorry to maybe ruin the surprise
of the scene, but it was beautiful.
And so Iím giving "Reno 911!: Miami" 4 stars out of 5. If
you are a resident of The Land of the Easily Amused you will
probably find the movie very entertaining. If you are a
resident of The Land of "I donít understand why the one cop
wears those shorts", well, you might want to stay away.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!