Reno 911: Miami (Unrated)

DVD Reviews | Jun 10th, 2007

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Starring Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong, Robert Ben Garant, Carlos Alazraqui, Cedric Yarbrough, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt
Written By: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant
Directed By: Robert Ben Garant
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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I started out a big fan of Reno 911 but slowly stopped watching the series after the second season. Not sure why, maybe just got too repetitive and too wacky. I did want to see the movie because it looked really funny. I finally got to see Reno 911: Miami this weekend and think it’s pretty funny, but in the end I think it could have been better.

The movie version of Reno 911: Miami starts out in Reno and the extremely dumb police force get a letter that they have been invited to the National Police Convention in Miami Beach. Think Police Academy 5 if you will. Once the group finally gets to Miami (by bus), they get denied entry to the convention. They all get crappy motel rooms and go back the next day to try again. When they arrive at the convention center, they see a bunch of FBI agents around it and the place has bee blocked off. There was a bio-terrorism threat there and all the police are inside and can’t get out. Which means all the GOOD cops can’t patrol the streets. So the band of idiots from Reno Nevada must defend the city of Miami and try not to screw things up…but if you ever seen an episode of Reno 911, you know they will.

I thought the film version of Reno 911 was pretty good. It was just as zany as the TV series, but now it’s finally uncensored and you get to hear them cursing a lot more. Plus there’s lots of nudity in the movie so that’s always a plus. There was quite a few laugh out loud moments for me, I especially liked the beginning and various scenes when they were in Miami. I thought the first night at the motel was hilarious and seeing what each person was doing in their rooms. Not to spoil it but everyone pretty much ends up masturbating. I thought the cameos in the movie were pretty funny. Some of the cameos include Danny Devito, The Rock, Paul Rudd, Paul Reubens, Patton Oswalt, some actors from The State and other people that have been on Reno 911 before. But when the movie got over, I just thought it could have been funnier. A lot of the scenes and jokes were so short, like Garant was aiming for people with ADD. So sometimes a lot of the jokes fell flat. Although I think some of the scenes weren’t always suppose to be really funny but awkwardly funny, which they succeed at quite well. One scene that had me cringing and laughing was when Wiegel and Dangle try to hook up, and something goes “wrong.” You get to see the full version of that scene, and the aftermath of it in the extended scenes section. That’s definitely worth watching after you see the movie. The other extras are just as good. One bonus feature that had me laughing was the Public Service Announcements about going to the movies. Wiegel’s was the funniest because she told everyone to shut the fuck up and not talk during the movie. The other PSA’s are great too. Also included in the extras are three commentary tracks, the world premiere featurette and some trailers.

If you like the TV Series, you’ll certainly get a kick out of the movie as well. There’s a lot of funny scenes with lots of great cameos as well. Be sure to get the Unrated DVD for stuff you couldn’t see in the theater!

Commentary by Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon
Commentary by Lt. Dangle, Deputy Junior, Deputy Wiegel and Deputy Williams
Commentary by Deputy Garcia, Deputy Johnson, Deputy Jones and Deputy Kimball
Extended Scenes
Public Service Annoucements
Fox Movie Channel Presents: Reno 911!: Miami – World Premiere
Theatrical Trailer

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround

Widescreen 2.35:1 Color


Favorite Scenes: Alligator in the pool, the opening scene, the topless beach
Rating: NR
Running Time: 80 minutes
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