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Reno 911: Miami (UR)
DVD disk
06.12.2007 By: Sturdy
Reno 911: Miami (UR) order
Director:
Ben Garant

Actors:
Thomas Lennon
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Cedric Yarbrough

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The loveable cops from Reno are invited to attend a police conference in Miami, FL. When thereís a mix-up at the conference, the Reno team decides to have their own fun. Of course, things go wrong and they end up stumbling their way through police work.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
If youíre thinking that thereís no way they can stretch a barely funny 30 minute TV show into a funny 90 minute movie, then you thought right. The Comedy Central show has itís moments, but usually you have to sit through a lot of stuff that doesnít work in order to see a few scenes of comedy. The movie is no different, with more jokes missing than hitting the mark.

Itís not from lack of trying though. The comedy group uses old gags and throws in some new ones to do just about anything they can to make the audience laugh. Fans of the show will find themselves bored pretty quickly with some of the tired gags youíve seen before. All of the same ideas are used in the movie, so thereís nothing really new there. Like in the show, the funny moments come when the crew tries to do actual police work. Some of the scenes went on too long (like with the whale), while others hit the mark (the alligator).

You canít really blame the guys for trying to turn RENO: 911 into a movie. They have enough quirky characters and a big enough following to make for a mild hit. I would have liked more Miami-specific police scenes and less inner-drama. I got bored quickly with everyoneís relationship drama. Plus, thatís more TV fodder than movie material. The movie shined when they tried to be real cops and they should have stuck with that.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary with Robert Ven Garant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver: This is the only regular commentary on the disc, but itís just as funny as the other two. They donít offer too much more technical information than the others, but they mention enough details to keep it interesting.

Commentary with Lt. Dangle, Deputy Junior, Deputy Wiegel and Deputy Williams/Commentary with Deputy Garcia, Deputy Johnson, Deputy Jones and Deputy Kimball: These are two separate commentaries, but I lump them together because their exactly equal in value. Iím glad they split these up because having them together would be way too confusing. As it is, theyíre both pretty good despite the fact theyíre interchangeable. Basically, if you like these guys, youíre going to love these commentaries.

Extended Scenes (66:46): Yes, you read that right, thereís over an hour of extended scenes here. Itís pretty fun to watch these guys work as they test out different ideas and run with them. Some of the scenes drag on, but they all have their moments.

Public Service Announcements (4:30): These were pretty funny. The Reno gang tries to give public service announcements about going to the theater. Not only were they funny, but I enjoyed watching them flub their lines on purpose. Good stuff here.

There are also some Previews
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Iím not sure how uber-fans of the show will react to the feature length version. Iíve only seen a few episodes and I got bored at times. However, if you find them amusing, the movie should provide just enough laughs to make it worth your time.
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