Movie Review: Let’s Be Cops

IMDb: It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. MV5BMjI3MDY2ODQwNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjUzNjE4MTE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

I’m really late on this one, but I just had to share a few thoughts.

I believe the main theme of the movie was to say that it is never too late to find yourself and take responsibility for your life. Now, that might be a bit heavier than the actual message, but I just need to get this off of my chest.

If you haven’t seen this yet either, then thank you for making me feel a little less like I live under a rock. There may be SPOILERS below if this is the case.

Both of the main characters are men around my age who believe their lives aren’t shaping out the way they wanted them to, but Ryan is a little less phased by it. Justin on the other hand knows it, feels it, but won’t take the initiative to do anything about it.

I feel like that is the case for a lot of people who feel as if things aren’t going well within their lives. There are two mentalities, stuck in the happening and ignorance to understanding why it’s happening. It takes a moment of life threatening danger to make both of these guys man up where they bust the police chief in kohoots with a local drug dealer, but it was almost more entertaining to watch with this perspective in mind.MV5BNTUwNjUwMTk1M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDkyNDM2NDE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,666,1000_AL_

These two guys had a spark of maturity and self-actualization in a stressful moment which led to fulfilling their potential rather than blaming the world for their problems. It was refreshing to watch this seemingly lacking depth film with a different view-point than I’m sure was intended.

Not to mention my woman crush was the leading lady! Nina Dobrev – she’s very pretty!

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