Observe and Report

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"Right now, the world needs a hero."
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.7  (64,319)
  • 54

The movie Observe and Report, released in 2009, is a dark comedy starring Seth Rogen as Ronnie Barnhardt, a mall security guard who is determined to catch a flasher who has been terrorizing the mall's customers. In addition to Rogen, the movie stars Anna Faris as Brandi, a makeup-counter employee who Ronnie becomes infatuated with, and Ray Liotta as Detective Harrison, a police detective who is investigating the flasher case.

The movie begins with Ronnie responding to a call about the flasher, who has exposed himself to several customers in the mall parking lot. Ronnie takes his job very seriously, and he sees catching the flasher as a way to prove himself as a competent security officer. However, Ronnie's obsession with the case begins to consume him, and he begins to act recklessly in order to catch the culprit.

As Ronnie becomes more and more fixated on catching the flasher, he becomes increasingly aggressive and volatile. He begins to overstep his bounds as a security guard, using violent and unethical tactics in his pursuit of justice. Ronnie's behavior becomes increasingly erratic, and his colleagues, including his boss Dennis (played by Michael Peña) and fellow security guard Charles (played by Jesse Plemons), begin to question his sanity.

Meanwhile, Ronnie becomes romantically involved with Brandi, the ditzy makeup-counter employee who is oblivious to Ronnie's more disturbing tendencies. Brandi is initially attracted to Ronnie's alpha-male persona, but as his behavior becomes increasingly erratic, she begins to question her feelings for him.

As the movie progresses, the flasher case takes on greater significance, and Ronnie becomes increasingly convinced that catching the culprit is the only way he can prove himself as a competent security guard. However, the investigation takes a dark turn, and Ronnie finds himself having to confront his own demons in order to bring the flasher to justice.

Overall, Observe and Report is a dark and twisted comedy that explores the depths of obsession and the consequences of unchecked aggression. It's a movie that will make you laugh, cringe, and perhaps even question your own sanity as Ronnie's behavior becomes increasingly disturbing. With a strong cast and a clever script, Observe and Report is definitely worth checking out if you're in the mood for a movie that's equal parts hilarious and disturbing.

Observe and Report is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 54.

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