Saturday, August 21, 2010

Adam at his irreverent best -Zohan

Don’t mess with the Zohan 2008
Plot: Zohan Dvir is an Isreali counter terrorist operative living with his very orthodox parents in Israel. Following a failed plot to apprehend a Palestinian activist known as ‘the Phantom’, he fakes his death, and hides in a dog-kennel on a plane bound for New York.  There he abandons his former life and tries to pursue his dream – To be a hair-stylist. A skeptical but charmed Hair Salon owner Dahlia initially hires him as a cleaner then allows him to replace a stylist who quits. Zohan becomes a magnet for elderly female clientele with his erotic services thus boosting sales. He also falls in love with Dahlia.
Then enters Dahlia's landlord, Walbridge, who has been raising rents regularly trying to get the tenants to quit the building so he can turn it into a mall. When this fails, he hires redneck thugs to terrorize the neighborhood and create misunderstandings between Jews, Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians leading to fights.  Zohan decides to confront the thugs, not knowing that he is in for quite a few surprises himself.
Wow: Adam at his irreverent best. This movie was brainless, chock full of cliché jokes, stereotypes, crude toilet humor and worse. Exactly why I found it laugh out loud funny through its entire length. It might not be so cool to watch this with your parents or the Minister from church but with friends…..it can wrung a smile from the prissiest one - the goat saga, the ingenuous uses of hummus, the saloon ladies..Turturro as Phantom. Priceless.
Ginger scores it 7/10

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