Unfinished Business (a movie review)

This movie has a chuckle in almost every scene. The main actors—Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco–have great chemistry together. Vince plays a high performing salesman who decides to quit his job because he feels unappreciated and has had no time to spend with his family of two kids and wife. As he goes to the parking lot to leave, he comes across Tom, who was let go that same day because of his age (67 years old). Vince also meets Dave, who had just interviewed with the company, and was heading out. Still feeling charged from having the courage to walk out, Vince declares to the two that he is starting his own business and he asks them if they want to join in. They do, and more funny stuff happens.

Dave’s character is a rather naïve and socially inexperienced young man, and he is good playing it. Vince plays the straight man, which makes him even funnier. Tom’s character is different from most of the serious and dramatic characters he usually plays. He is discontented with his life and he’s beginning to make changes to improve his enjoyment level. Watching this movie is like drinking a smooth, soft beverage; it goes down easy but there’s some flavor and texture to appreciate.

Although I like all three actors, I watched the movie primarily because of Vince Vaughn, so I’ve listed below all the movies I’ve seen with him in it and ranked them in the order I like the most, with one being the best. I will update the list and re-rank accordingly when I view another movie with him in it.

1. Wedding Crashers
2. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
4. The Internship
5. Couples Retreat
6. Unfinished Business
7. The Watch
8. Four Christmases
9. Delivery Man

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