The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) - Comedy

Hohum Score

20

Watchable

Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Neal Brennan
Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 11 out of 66 found boring (16.66%)

One-line Reviews (30)

Hard sell has no story and just throws in some shock, sex jokes, over the top comments, and sight gags.

Don't waste your time (And don't say you weren't warned) .

After a slightly slow start with few jokes in the first ten minutes setting up the story and characters, they finally arrive at the car lot and the story then immediately develops into a very funny final eighty minutes.

It goes out on a limb fairly often and takes chances with framing, music, characters, etc. The movie will focus on unexpected nuances and place them in an interesting light and it can be a bit weird.

Formulaic, disposable, funny .

The always entertaining Ken Jeong basically plays not-the-white-guy with an enjoyable ethnic isolation.

In addition, the fully booked cast, most of the regulars from movies like The Hangover mostly stood around and looked like they were improvising everything since they basically had no script to go by.

This is a waste of time.

Many of them do miss, but several of them hit high enough to make the film consistently entertaining.

Also, the film experiences a good twenty minute run of entertaining events and genuine laughs, beginning at about the 30 minute mark, where Alan Thicke is introduced to set things up for the second act.

The plot is dumb, the events that happen are completely pointless: only the characters and the scenes written to utilize the character's comedic potential are given attention.

Once the film settles in on the used car lot survival story, what follows is predictable enough.

I've seen a lot of posts on this site either claiming this a terrible waste of time or the funniest ever made.

All in all, while I don't see this film walking away with any Oscars, it is an entertaining adult comedy with some great lines and a few scenes so ridiculous they are priceless.

I wouldn't recommend you spend time watching this movie, but if you are bored, are doing something else while watching, or go in with low expectations, you will probably get some enjoyment out of it.

Save your money and see another movie this summer.

Rather than setting up one big gag for the end, the movie has countless visual jokes, hidden background details and subtexts, and quotable lines of funny dialogue layered so thick that multiple viewings will still be enjoyable.

A complete BORE .

"You know what, this is boring!

All in all, this movie came very close to being worth watching on the strength of the great supporting-cast performance, even the ones who didn't get top billing.

Viewers watch simply to see how things arrive at the predictable end result.

The whole movie from start to finish was basically a waste of time the only thing worth going to see the movie was for the remotely decent looking girls.

Its a crap, empty concept from the very start.

"The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" is a formulaic "gross-out" comedy in which a talented car salesman is given 3 days to sell a couple hundred cars.

– even he looked bored.

The truth is the people that deemed this "unwatchable" or "left after 30 mins" should never have gone in the first place.

It may help that he's nowhere near as annoying as Will Farrell, but his character is still as bland as you can imagine.

It shows no mercy in various scenes, but keeps the adrenaline pumped and vulgar humor abroad and nonstop.

like watch paint dry.

Overall this movie was just bad and awful to watch, what a waste of time