In the Army Now

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  • PG
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.9  (14,655)

In the Army Now is a 1994 comedy film starring Pauly Shore, Lori Petty, and Andy Dick. This movie is directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. and written by Ken Kaufman and Stu Krieger. The film was produced by Hollywood Pictures and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures. The movie follows the story of two slackers, Bones and Jack (Pauly Shore and Andy Dick), who decide to join the U.S. Army Reserve in search of a way to fund their dream of opening a waterbed store. However, when they arrive at boot camp, they find that their ideas of what military life is like were a lot different from the reality. They struggle with the strict discipline, intense physical training, and demanding drills.

The film highlights the different challenges that they face as they try to adapt to their new surroundings. There are some funny moments in the beginning when the two friends are stranded in the desert and accidentally come across an Iraqi convoy. They are mistaken for American soldiers and are captured by the Iraqis. They spend some time being held captive before they are rescued by the US Army and sent back to their own unit.

Throughout the movie, Jack and Bones encounter various obstacles, including a strict drill sergeant, a demoralized unit, and dangerous missions in the field. They also meet some interesting people, including a female mechanic named Christine (Lori Petty), who quickly becomes a love interest for Bones.

The characters are quirky and fun, with Pauly Shore delivering his signature comedic performance. However, despite its fun moments, the movie's portrayal of army life is occasionally stereotypical and unrealistic, which was criticized by some viewers.

In the Army Now also highlights the tension between the military's culture of honor and the military's efforts to recruit soldiers with different backgrounds and lifestyles. The film features a diverse cast of characters with different backgrounds and experiences working together to complete their mission.

The movie also includes some important messages about the value of teamwork, hard work, and perseverance. The friendship between Jack and Bones is tested throughout the film, but ultimately, they learn to rely on each other and work together as a team.

In the Army Now is a light-hearted comedy that offers a unique look at army life through the eyes of a couple of unlikely soldiers. The movie is entertaining and enjoyable, with some genuinely funny moments. While it does not accurately portray army life, it delivers an amusing story of two friends who find themselves in the army and manage to survive with their friendship still intact.

In the Army Now is a 1994 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (14,655)