Cop Out may have missed the mark, but coming this August, we'll have another buddy movie ready to try law enforcement — and dare I say, I think it looks funnier. Titled The Other Guys, the film teams Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as underdog partners. Overshadowed by their squad's all-stars (played by Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), they try to prove themselves as an equally capable duo only to get caught up in hijinks.
While the setup itself doesn't sound like anything revolutionary, Ferrell and Wahlberg as an odd couple has me sold. Ferrell is doing his usual schtick here, but it's really refreshing to see Wahlberg continue to do comedy since I love him in Date Night (especially when he's acting like a wacky . . . um, peacock?). Think they'll land amongst the best cop buddy duos of all time? Take a peek, and watch for other recognizable faces like Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, and Steve Coogan(!) when you read more.
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