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SYNOPSIS: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. – via IMDB

stretch patrick wilson and chris pine

GRADE 8I hadn’t actually heard much about it, but I liked the cast, and decided to give it a test. As you guys know, I am not really one for comedy or anything, but this was Patrick Wilson guys, come on! Deciding to give it a watch, I found myself laughing throughout the majority of it. What a winner. It was fast, and even though it was predictable, it was funny and witty. Chris Pine makes an uncredited appearance, yet whenever he is on screen he steals the show in a role that is so extremely uncharacteristic of him, and he makes it work. This is typically a movie of everything goes from bad to worse for our lead, Stretch. But he is desperate to make his six grand, settle his debt, and somehow start his life from scratch. Naturally, things won’t be as simple as he was hoping, but alright. Taking a shift with Stretch for the most ridiculously awful evening of chauffeur work you have ever seen is endlessly amusing. Ed Helms was very entertaining as Karl-with-a-K, who kept popping up in Stetch’s mind to have some really whack conversations and I-told-you-so moments with him. There were some awesome cameos littered throughout the movie, what with Norman Reedus, Ray Liotta and an especially bizarre chat with The Hoff, they were definitely worth being featured. Stretch was shot well, had witty dialogue, good performances, some great laughs, some hilarious sequences, some action crammed in, and was just seriously fun overall. I would highly recommend looking into this one if you like some slightly offbeat comedy.

32 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Stretch (2014)

  1. Ryan says:

    Nice one! I’ve been hearing great things about this one. It kind of came out of nowhere, really. Will have to give it a shot!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Ryan! It really came out of nowhere, but what fun! I hope you catch it soon 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Keith says:

    Interesting. Wasn’t familiar with this one but I have always liked Patrick Wilson. May check this one out.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      As long as you don’t try to take it too seriously, you should have fun with it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. theipc says:

    Dearest SBJB,

    I’ve never even heard of this but I do like Patrick Wilson and Joe Carnahan! I’m on it!

    Love,

    SSC

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Dear SSC,

      You might like this one, it was so outrageous!

      Love,

      JJB

      Liked by 1 person

      1. theipc says:

        Dearest PJB,

        I put it on a note with Dread!

        #NewStack

        Love,

        PSC

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Zoë says:

        Kind Chop,

        YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! At least you will have a few new movies to check out!

        Love,

        IJB

        Liked by 1 person

      3. theipc says:

        IJB,

        I’m on it!

        Love,

        ISC

        Liked by 1 person

  4. ruth says:

    I have never even heard of this movie before! That poster looks so darn silly but maybe I’ll give it a rent as it does look like it could be fun. I never saw Patrick Wilson in a role like this before.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Hi Ruth! It is well worth the watch, and Wilson was hilarious! It is a great flick to pop in for laughs and something a little lighter than usual. Would love to hear what you think!

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  5. Dan O. says:

    Good review Zoe. It was nice to see Carnahan just cut loose and run wild with this material. Even if it seemed to get so insane at times.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Dan! Ah, that insanity was something that was super amusing for me. Not a movie that wants to be taken too seriously!

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  6. Natasha says:

    Bestie

    Glad you enjoyed it!!

    Kidney

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Kidney,

      It was so funny!

      Bkushi

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  7. Abbi says:

    I’ve never heard of this but it sounds really fun.

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    1. Zoë says:

      It is! It’s one of those ridiculous but well put together flicks.

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  8. Looks good. I’ll give it a try 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      I hope you have fun!

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  9. I enjoyed the hell out of this. Nice work Zoe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Mark! 🙂 Glad to hear you’ve seen it and enjoyed it!

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  10. caragale says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of this, but it sounds really fun!! I do love Wilson. And I am extremely curious about this Pine role…yep. I’ma have to find this. 🙂 Great review, Zoe!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks! It is really cool! Wilson was great, and he worked wonders with Pine! You will have to 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Tom says:

    This quiet release is seemingly causing quite a stir. Can’t wait to get my hands on it (probably via Netflix or something). Great review again! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Tom! It came out of nowhere and then it was entertaining as hell (as long as you don’t try to take it too seriously). Hope you get it soon!

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  12. table9mutant says:

    Well, this sounds interesting. What an odd set of cameos! Might have to give this one a try if it pops up on Netflix or something. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      It is such a strange one, but quite a laugh (for me). Looking forward to hearing what you think of it!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. emmakwall says:

    Sounds brilliant! Thanks for drawing my attention to it 🙂

    I loved Smokin Aces.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      🙂 Anytime! I do hope that you get to it soon and have fun with it!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. emmakwall says:

        I will do! This will be a fun movie for the weekend 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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