Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg finds himself in dire straits as a pizza delivery guy turned bank robber in the dark comedy 30 Minutes or Less.
Eisenberg, along with Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, team up to rob a bank to help Dwayne (played by Danny McBride) obtain $100,000 in order to pay a hit man (Michael Peña) to kill Dwayne's father (played by Fred Ward). The reason for the murder — to get Dwayne's inheritance. Nick Swardson plays McBride's sidekick in this fast-paced and strangely funny film.
This film is based on a similar premise as Zombieland — by placing incompetent characters in outrageous situations and facing near death experiences you can find … humor.
Proving truth really is stranger than fiction, 30 Minutes or Less was clearly inspired by the real-life case involving Brian Wells back in 2003. Wells, a pizza delivery man, attempted to rob a bank while wearing a collar bomb. Though his story ended in tragedy, we can all just sit back and chuckle at this film. The flick-o-meter gives 30 Minutes or Less a three out of five.
The young actors and comedians have moments of brilliance in this part comedy and part action movie. There is no redeeming social value to this film other than the fact that it is entertaining and you don't feel like you have wasted too much of your time.
A meal before this movie is a no-brainer. Check out what Little Italy Pizza, Mazzio's or Johnny's New York Style Pizza have to offer when you dine in, or have a pie delivered right to your door — Pizza Hut, Papa John's and Domino's all deliver.
Theaters near Barrow
Great Escape Hamilton Mill 14, 2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway, Dacula, 678-482-0624
AMC Colonial 18, 825 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Lawrenceville, 770-237-0744
Carmike 12, 1570 Lexington Road, Athens, 706-354-0016
Beechwood Stadium Cinemas 11, 196 Alps Road, Athens,
Regal Snellville Oaks, 2125 E. Main St., Snellville, 770-
Carmike 12, 1905 Scenic Highway, Snellville, 770-979-
AMC Discover Mills 18, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX, 3333 Buford
Drive, Suite 3000, Buford, 678-482-9263
Regal Medlock Crossing 18, 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 170, Duluth, 770-814-0768