‘Pain And Gain’ Movie Review: Michael Bay Gruesomely Satirizes The American Dream And A Real-Life Murder
What do you get when you combine beefy leading men in spandex, murder, Miami, and some truly mortifying 90s fashion? Why, the dramedy Pain and Gain, of course. In director Michael Bay’s smallest-scale production to date, Mark Wahlberg plays Daniel Lugo, a narcissistic fitness instructor in pursuit of the "American Dream.
Rebel Wilson brought her movie persona into her hosting gig at the MTV Movie Awards – making a myriad of jokes that had her weight at the center, dropping F-bombs and paying homage to her Australian culture.
Pitch Perfect stars Anna Kendrick as Beca, an antisocial wannabe DJ and college freshman who is forced into joining the Barden Bellas, a disgraced all-girl a cappella group. Aubrey (Anna Camp), the Bellas’ leader, projectile vomited during their performance at Nationals the year before, costing them their chance at first place.
Michael Bay, 47, returns to the director’s chair in the upcoming movie, Pain & Gain. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, 41, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 40, and Anthony Mackie, 34, as bodybuilders who get involved in a plot to extort, kidnap and murder.
Director Kirk Jones’ hilarious and often tender What To Expect When You're Expecting, based on Heidi Murkoff’s authoritative “pregnancy bible” of the same name, stars Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez and Anna Kendrick as expectant mothers trying to plunge through nine months of childbearing wilderness.