Comedy director David Wain has proven himself in the past with exercises in manic, over-the-top, ADD madness like Wet Hot American Summer
and The Ten
, and while his 2008 film Role Models
doesn't strive for that level of slap-your-mama absurdism, it does consistently remain both totally nuts and totally hilarious.
Wain gives the movie its initial boost by casting Paul Rudd in the starring role as Danny, a disgruntled spokesman for an energy drink called Minotaur. Rudd has been stealing the show in comedies for years, showing up to briefly spike the laughs-per-minute ratio in everything from Apatow flicks to Will Ferrell vehicles, but see...