Steve Carell Gets Smart Outside of the Office

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Get Smart, starring Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell, was released on DVD this past Tuesday (November 4). The movie is based off a TV series that aired from 1965 to 1970. Get Smart, the movie, centers on a character named Max Smart (Carell), who works for a U.S. spy agency as an analyst. Due to an attack on the agency’s headquarters, all of their agents’ identities were comprised; thus, Smart is given the chance to become the partner of Agent 99 (Hathaway) in a top mission to prevent an attack on the U.S. With other familiar actors such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Masi Oka (who plays Hiro Nakamura on the TV hit show, Heroes), Get Smart is a delightful treat of laughter and mild action scenes.

Every once and a while, you’ll come across action comedies that have a little laugh here and there, and you’ll walk away a little entertained but not quite satisfied. You look for an action comedy that is funny, but not a movie that tries so hard to make you laugh in every scene. You look for an action comedy that has action scenes, but you don’t want exploding buildings and cars in every scene with almost no dialogue/story line. Get Smart holds true to its comedic side and does a decent job with the action—a great movie for the days when you just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a good laugh. If you’re looking for a fun action comedy, this is your best bet out of this week’s new DVD releases. Watch out for the full “Swordfish” scene!

Verdict: 35 3.5 out of 4 stars

1 star = Mehh  2 stars = Hmm  3 stars = Woohoo!  4 stars = Encore!

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