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Anna Faris plays Brandi, a blonde bimbo, in Observe and Report. As written in the Wiki, the movie is about a “bipolar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper’s paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can’t bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.”
Observe and Report didn’t get a good review published in the AP. The title of the review is, `Observe and Report’ should cease, desist.
Hill’s script is just as erratic: a series of hit-and-miss non sequiturs in which his characters mostly humiliate and injure themselves and others. It’s not terribly offensive (though women may be put off by the way Ronnie’s date with Brandi ends); it’s more like an onslaught, one that seems to drag on.
As for Faris…
Faris’ comic charms go to waste: She’s back in that ditz persona she’s perfected, but there’s no sweetness within the character, just bland self-adsorption.