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724 Ratings

Role Models

Directed by David Wain
Germany, United States, 2008


Danny and Wheeler are ordered to serve in a mentorship program, tailoring their brand of immature wisdom to their charges, Augie and Ronnie. And if they can just make it through the program, the world’s worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.

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Role Models Directed by David Wain

Awards & Festivals

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 | Winner: Most Offensive Male Character

Critics reviews

The commercial packaging is completely deceptive. The weird playfulness of the third act, which resolves all of the movie’s dangling plot lines via a live-action-role-playing game (shades of the nerds in Wet Hot right down to Christopher Mintze-Plasse’s cape) is a perfect illustration of Wain’s approach to comedy: experimental, communal, joyful, strategically stupid, and affectionately indebted to the ’70s (which is why everyone is wearing KISS makeup).
July 15, 2016
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