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this is the kind of movie that brings to mind the classic Homer Simpson quote, when he discovers that Bart has been stealing.

this is the kind of movie that brings to mind the classic Homer Simpson quote, when he discovers that Bart has been stealing.

"Why do you think I took you to see all those Police Academy movies, For fun? I didn't hear anyone laughing."

And that's the case for a lot of the time with Let's Be Cops, which is up (or down) there with the disappointing 22 Jump Street in the genre.

Thirtysomething male losers are 10-a-penny in American dreams - so here's two more longtime pals Justin (Damon Wayans Jr), a failed video game designer, and Ryan (Jake Johnson), a washed-up college quarterback.

They're both losers, ignored out on the town by the ladies, and insulted by Albanian mobsters too, but all that changes when Justin pitches a game about police officers to a computer company.

In a bid to seal the deal, they dress up as cops - and use the costumers later at a college reunion party. They instantly become cool.

Cue some funny scenes as real-life cops use them in a raid, and their prank spirals out of control.

Treat it as mindless entertainment, and you'll get a few laughs. And expect a sequel, as the chemistry between the two leads is excellent, making this a massive hit at the box office, if not among the critics.

DVD EXTRAS: The Blu-Ray combo pack smartly focuses on the relationship between the leads, with blooper reels, deleted and alternate scenes and a few more light-hearted featurettes on them and the movie-making process.

>>> Mark Evans


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