as promised by its posters, this film is absolutely hilarious to watch. honestly, i didn't like the trailer, nor the poster. was even a little disgusted by it. the reason i watched, being a friend -li- 's recommendation. n it was proven worth watch !! Jon is hardly a funny man in many films. in this film, he is portray as a germaphobic (obsessive cleanliness) n precise person. Ferrell is the sex machine on skates. they started out as 2 rival ice skaters. both the world's best men's figure skaters. they were then stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. reason being they broke into a fight on the awards platform, while sharing the same gold medal. a careful reading of the rulebook led them to compete as the first male-male pair. n that's when the fun begins .. i enjoyed the opening scenes a lot. wonderfully written. beautiful orphanage, white winter, little blond boy skating flawlessly. it started off really strong. n most importantly, the ending was satisfying. it surpassed the typical expectations of a comedy. the costume, on the other hand, are simply beautiful !! as ridicules as Ferrell looked in these costumes, it actually makes him looks rather cool. Jon has no problem with the glittering costume as he is the "lady" of the pair. the pair work rather well together. their differences are what make them special. their relationship evolves from rivalry to friendship as the film progressed. the yelling n yapping reduced overtime, n they even started to care for each other's feelings. a bittersweet relationship ..
some background on the movie:
- director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
- released: 2007
- casts: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder
- language: English
- genre: Comedy