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RIPD- Rest In Peace Department Movie Review

Original post made by Allen, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Oct 24, 2013

Ryan Reynolds is the only slightly crooked Boston cop, whisked to a netherworld owing more to A Life Less Ordinary than A Matter of Life and Death, with the office furniture of Brazil thrown in for good measure. To escape judgment, Reynolds opts to serve undead overtime with the titular team, returning to Earth with Jeff Bridges' old west sheriff, the odd-buddy couple taking on the avatars of James Hong and Marisa Miller respectively. And if you think there's nothing funny about the pairing of a short Asian guy and a tall underwear model, then R.I.P.D. is not for you. Quite who it is for remains a mystery; those young enough to laugh at the sub-MiB/Ghostbusters monsters will be bored by the tragi-romantic backstory (Reynolds has left behind a loving wife blah blah blah), and everyone else will be dismayed by the shambolic narrative and inconsistent tone.

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