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Andrew Bujalski (2015)

104min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
"Power 4 Life" is the mantra at proprietor Guy Pearce's Texas gym, but trainer Cobie Smulders has a job getting wealthy slob Kevin Corrigan into shape in this serio-comic offering from US indie mainstay Andrew Bujalski (Mutual Appreciation, Computer Chess). Lonely and positively befuddled by his own spending power, Corrigan soon falls for his new instructor, but notwithstanding her message of self-improvement, the brittle Smulders - like the uptight Pearce - is no paragon of contentment. Mischievously puncturing the myth that physical fitness brings happiness, the film at times meanders because it refuses to fall back on romcom formulae. Instead, its charm is a matter of getting to know and understand the marvellous key cast, Corrigan's self-styled "podgy and mellow" vibe playing adeptly against the hints of vulnerability displayed by the buffed-up Pearce and Smulders. Keep your seats, too, for a wonderfully warm end credits sequence that only confirms how much we've come to care for this shambling trio.

Summary

The lives of two mismatched personal trainers are thrown into disarray when a new, wealthy client joins their gym, and the trio soon become inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. Romantic comedy, starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan.

Cast & Crew

Trevor Guy Pearce
Kat Cobie Smulders
Danny Kevin Corrigan
Erin Brooklyn Decker
Grigory Anthony Michael Hall
Mandy Constance Zimmer
Paul Giovanni Ribisi
Lorenzo Tishuan Scott
Talley Zoe Graham
Christine Elizabeth Berridge
Ivan David Bernon
Director Andrew Bujalski
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.Available on: DVDReleased on: 29 May 2015
Comedy Drama