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Ferrell & Heder = tons of laugh

The script flowed very smoothly, the 'bad guys' played by Arnett and Peohler were hilarious characters, the love interest between Heder and Jenna Fischer was adorable, and the whole premise - first man-man figure skating pair, was pure genius comic idea. As they said in a line in the film, "as if figure skating wasn't gay enough already". lol

Other great memorable scenes was the 'botched' Steel Lotus routine that occurred in North Korea (can't give it away, but i nearly wet myself laughing), the first time they hit the ice as a pair, Heder's solo skate at beginning called 'the peacock', and of course the chase on skates thru streets and malls of Montreal -- anyone that has tried to walk on skates up tiled stairs, you won't stop laughing. Oh, and the accidental shooting of 'Snowflake'. lol

I especially though the chemistry between Ferrel and Heder was perfect - Ferrell plays a man's man, a sexual addict, a ladies man - and paired up with a very efeminite looking shy geeky Heder was great.

I also like how several TV comedy stars are finally getting their breaks on the Big Screen - namely Jenna Fischer's major role, as well as Arnett from Arrested Development fame - but also the short role from Rob Corddry from Daily Show was memorable. I don't think there was a single miscasting in the film. And for figure skating fans, there's more famous skaters cameos than you can shake a stick at.

A must-see if you've enjoyed other Ferrell or Heder hits and their absurd comic styles, and if you hate their style, still worth a one-time viewing just for those memorable scenes mentioned above.

8/10
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Added by Prelude
12 years ago on 9 August 2007 12:04