“Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time – ever.” -IMDB
Okay so when I recently watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, I was left thinking, “wow, that was amazing, I can only imagine what it would like to see that on drugs.” With Star and Barb go to Vista Del Mar, I was left thinking, “wow, that was batshit insane and I think it might have been better if I had seen it on drugs.” Let me clarify…
Almost everyone of my girlfriends and I were so excited to see this movie. I mean it has all the major elements of a movie I would love: comedy, Kristen Wiig, Jamie (third on my hot celebrities list) Dornan, tropical location, Will Ferrell as a producer. And the first half hour had me hyped…the laughs kept coming, one after another. But, as it moved further along, Barb and Star started literally losing the plot. If you asked me to tell you the plot of it in sequential order right now, I absolutely could not. There are spies, some mosquitos?, a talking crab?…you see what I mean.
This is a really difficult movie to decide whether to recommend or not. I think it is worth watching one time because there are three moments that had me nearly peeing my pants they were so funny. And it definitely has a flavor all its own. But, do I think you’ll like it or want to watch it more than once? Not necessarily. So buyer beware, if this ends up not being your cup of tea, you were warned.
Rating: 3 out of 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also see: I guess Austin Powers, but don’t go in with such high expectations.
Streaming: Available to rent and buy
With: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan
Directed By: Josh Greenbaum