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  • Summary: Who is Don Ready? Salesman? Lover? Song Stylist? Semi-professional dolphin trainer? Ready is all of the above, except for a dolphin trainer. When he’s asked to help save an ailing local car dealership from bankruptcy, Ready and his ragtag crew descend on the town of Temecula like a pack of coyotes on a basket full of burgers. Selling, drinking, selling and going to strip clubs is their stock and trade. And they do it well. What Don doesn’t expect is to fall in love and find his soul (cue heartfelt piano). (Paramount Vantage) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. 75
    A cheerfully energetically and very vulgar comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Stan Hall
    In many places it's genuinely, absurdly funny--crass, sleazy and morally questionable, yes, but still funny.
  3. 60
    The movie doesn’t even try to break new ground–it’s shot entirely on location in familiar Ferrell-McKay territory.
  4. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    The few real laughs -- all two minutes’ worth -- come courtesy of Russ Meyer veteran Charles Napier as Dick Lewiston, the angriest macho male anachronism of the year.
  5. The oh-so-out-there mentality earns some chuckles, but that, along with Piven's preening, gets very trying. A hard sell is still a hard sell.
  6. 33
    About Piven: When did it go wrong? When did the caustic character actor guaranteed to liven up even the dullest movie turn into a walking black hole of smarm from which no joy can escape?
  7. Reviewed by: Nev Pierce
    Sometimes this kind of comedy just goes too far into rubbishness to make it back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    A fantastic dirty comedy, if your looking for a lot of laughing at inappropriate humor you must watch this, it's hilarious and one of the best comedies I've seen in a long time, and the acting is extremely good, and it's unique, original, and hilarious, every seen had me rolling on the floor and laughing until I couldn't breath, this is a must see for any and all (older) comedy fans. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    I saw this in theatres and I actually thought it was pretty funny. I know a lot of people thought it sucked but the same was said about Macgruber and I thought that was hilarious. I dunno, maybe I just have a different sense of humor. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2012
    The movie made me laugh through most of it but with the cast and writers it had I really did expect more out of it. I was also kind of disappointed with the end of the movie. It's not as good as the Hangover but it is a funny movie and worth checking out. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    A few spare moments elevate this comedy into "at least remotely memorable" territory.
  5. Jun 23, 2012
    I'm a huge fan of both Piven (Entourage) and Jeong (The Hangover), but "The Goods" were as bad as Employee of the Month or any movie that stars Dane Cook on it. They made an appearance on WWE Monday Night RAW to promote the movie. Unfortunately, they met a friendly John Cena and they'd payed the price. That's because they're were the worst guest hosts in RAW 's almost-20-year-old history. After the film was released in August 2009, the film was a flop at the box office. So I suggest they can't make an appearance on the 1000th episode of RAW next month. Expand
  6. May 20, 2013
    Don Ready does have potential. He does see that his life is devoid of love and meaning. He does see that things in his world must change. And he even tries to make those changes. But his changes are 180 degrees away from what would truly help him. And that's really what makes The Goods tragic. Not in a Shakespearian sense by any means, but in an irreverent, dumbed-down, 21st century Hollywood sense. Expand

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