Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell, Bobby Cannavale, Stephen Rannazzisi, Kevin James

Directed by Steve Carr
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January 29, 2009

Shoot me now! It's bad enough that this laugh-free farce featuring Kevin James' bumbling Blart saving a mall from thieves on skates (what a concept!) has shot this hackjob comedy to box office nirvana (a 10-day total of $64.8 million). Now there are plans for a sequel. I guess Blart (blart/fart — very droll!) will continue to stuff his face, live with his mom (Shirley Knight) and daughter (Raini Rodriguez), and pine for sex until his next feat of heroism turns babes into chubby chasers. What a year at the movies this 2009 has been so far. Bride Wars, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Inkheart, Hotel for Dogs and now this!

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