Sunday, June 22, 2008

Get Smart

As I mentioned earlier, mom and I didn't go see Get Smart together because my husband wanted to see it. Since this weekend was our anniversary, we decided to have 'date night' - Yep, you guessed it...Dinner and a movie (we're so original).

For fans of Steve Carell this is a must-see. No classic here but not an embarrassment either. Get Smart has admirably mimicked the blend of genres and innovations that made the original series so memorable, and while die-hard fans will likely pick apart what this re-envisioning doesn't get right, it's almost impossible not to laugh at Carell's ludicrous on screen antics.

Although CONTROL is supposedly defunct, Max works for the still active but clandestine U.S. spy agency as an intelligence analyst. But he dreams of becoming a field agent like his friend Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson). When many of the identities of their top agents are revealed to the international crime organization known as KAOS, Max’s chief (Alan Arkin) is forced to send Max on his first assignment, along with seasoned Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) to thwart the villainous group's latest plan for world domination.

Whether or not Steve Carell perfectly embodies Maxwell Smart, he certainly knows how to handle his comedy. If you're looking for a good laugh, this is a must see.

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