The stakes are pretty high for the 2009 Harold Ramis comedy Year One
. When you hear that the creator of Ghostbusters
is directing Jack Black and Michael Cera in a Biblical buddy movie about a road trip to Canaan, you can't help conjuring History of the World, Part I
-esque images of epic, instant-classic comedy status. And, unfortunately, Year One
is hardly that. It's muddled and scattershot, and somebody's eating poo within 20 minutes of the opening credits. But it's also funny -- sometimes really funny -- mostly thanks to the crack team of comedic pros who make up the movie's extensive cast.
Black and Cera play Zed and Oh, a bar...