In Masterminds Zach Galifianakis is a part time armored car driver and a full time idiot. Now he is set to marry Kate McKinnon until he realizes that chick is 50 shades of weird. Also he realizes he is truly in lust with trailer park princess Kristen Wiig.
And once Owen Wilson hears Galifiankis is sweet on Kristen he sees a hillbilly opportunity. That’s when Wilson convinces Kristen to seduce Galifianakis into stealing 17 million dollars from his job. The plan is for Galifianakis to take the money and then take a one way trip to Mexico with the most ridiculous disguise possible.
But the messed up part is, once the job is done, Wilson keeps the 17 million and Galifianakis gets $20,000 and a bad case of Montezuma’s revenge. And while Galifianakis chills down in Mexico, Wilson repeatedly convinces Kristen she is doing the right thing. Meanwhile Wilson takes the 17 million and buys a mansion, a BMW and the hillbilly equivalent of “we know we finally made it” a golden framed portrait of velvet Elvis.
But eventually, Galifianakis runs low on money. He then finds out Wilson is behind the whole heist and Kristen is not going to be meeting him south of the border. And to make things even worse, Wilson sends Jason Sudeikis down to Mexico to make Galifianakis really dead.
And Sudeikis is looking forward to the killing until he learns that Galifianakis has the same exact name and birth date. Then he’s like, “This is crazy. I can’t kill a brother, so why don’t we just hang and forget the whole murder thing.” Which made me go, “Good thing this is a comedy, because that makes absolutely no sense.”
Next Galifianakis tries to get money from Wilson, but then learns that Kristen is being held hostage. So he goes back to the good ole USA and crashes Wilson’s ghetto housewarming party. Then Galifianakis rescues Kristen, steals a BMW and then promptly wrecks it into the front gate. That’s when Wilson comes up and admits he was the mastermind of everything in front of a secret FBI van. Which is very convenient because at this point I think they ran out of story.
ADD Movie review: This movie is funny in parts. And you’ll love it if you have ever dreamed of seeing what would happen if somebody dumber than Ricky Bobby robbed a bank.
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