Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

(2015)

Best business trip ever.

Comedy starring Vince Vaughn as the leader of a small business who - alongside his associates Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson - heads to Germany to close the deal of his life. The plan quickly goes off the rails in every way imaginable - including unplanned stops at a sex fetish event and a global economic summit.... More

From the director of Delivery Man, co-starring James Marsden (Anchorman 2), Sienna Miller (Stardust) and Nick Frost (The World’s End).Hide

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Ask yourself this: When was the last time Vince Vaughn played a different character? Don't get me wrong, I love Vince Vaughn. Very charming. Very clever. Very tall. But it's reaching the point where "lazy Vince Vaughn comedy" is becoming a tautology.... More

In Unfinished Business he plays the now too-familiar big-hearted, almost-tragic, somewhat-noble hero who always struggles against the trials of life, often getting in his own way, an everyman who stumbles through a willfully immature chaos – featuring a surprising number of breasts – to succeed almost in spite of himself. Sound familiar?

There’s nothing wrong with that. Formula lies at the heart of much of the world’s greatest storytelling. But the trade off for following formula is working harder, not just coming up with a new style of wild party montage.

Unfinished Business is just lazy. It takes the easy option every time - the first gag conceived for a set up, the simplest plot solutions, the choices that require the least change in any of the characters or their world.

Only the original canvas shows any real imagination, if fractionally misguided. Vaughn is father-of-two Dan Trunkman who bravely quits his job in protest to go out on his own in the sworf trade (that’s the use of metal shavings) joined by Tom Wilkinson as an elderly wannabe-deviant and Dave Franco as a surprisingly dim-witted novice who we later learn is actually mentally handicapped. Because that’s always funny.

The result is a lazy film that contains more than a few lazy laughs but will ultimately only amuse those thrilled by boobs staring at breasts, with a bit of glory hole humour for balance and ‘edge’.

Unfinished Business is unfortunately bland.Hide


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  • Awkwardly wrapping a heartwarming message of self-acceptance in a layer of crude sexual humor, it's like a date who tries to pat you on the back with one hand while feeling you up with the other. Full Review

  • Will seem woefully familiar to most anyone who's been to a movie theater - or taken a long plane ride - over the past 10 years. Full Review

  • Don't expect impressive profit margins. Full Review

  • Unfinished Business aspires to high-spirited antics, but it feels defeated and exhausted from the very start. Full Review

  • Mawkishness, gay panic, and lazy jokes make Vince Vaughn's workplace comedy considerably less fun than work itself. Full Review

  • This limp, sometimes lifeless business-trip comedy can’t decide whether to aim for teenage boys or their fathers. So it plumps for – and misses – both. Full Review

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