Men At Work (1990)

“There are several sacred things in this world that you don’t *ever* mess with. One of them happens to be another man’s fries. Now, you remember that, and you will live a long and healthy life.” – Louis

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Aug 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Two sanitation workers discover the body of a local politician and end up getting involved in a conspiracy involving the dumping of toxic materials.

My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about when it came out but never had much of a desire to see what it was about because it didn’t seem very interesting.

This is a horrendous film that fails to work on any level.

The plot is quite silly and doesn’t make much sense.

Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, despite being brothers in real life has terrible chemistry together and that doesn’t help make this work any better.

The characters all feel misplaced here and nothing works well with them.

The dialogue is also quite strange because most of the characters excessively seem to use the names of other characters even in situations that don;t warrant such use.

It actually makes things seem as if they are all trying to remind one another what their character’s names are.

The only bright spot in this film is David Keith who is hilarious in his role.

It was also fun seeing him reunited with Charlie Sheen since they were so great together in Platoon (1986).

The film has a running gag how the two hitmen look similar to the Sheen/Estevez Brothers, but they fail to utilize the gag properly and add a mistaken identity aspect to the story which is quite a shame.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that fails to work on any level. Sheen and Estevez are horrendous together and the story itself is much too silly for its own good. The characters all feel as if they are out of place and they excessively use each others names in every sentence which seems as if they were trying to remind themselves who they are suppose to be playing.  The only bright spot in this film is Keith who is hilarious in this role. It’s also nice to see him reunited with Sheen.  The gag that the two hitmen look similar to the two stars isn’t utilized well enough and they miss a great opportunity for mistaken identity here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Charlie Sheen pulled a prank on Emilio Estevez by saying that he had punched a paparazzo in a restaurant on the night before filming. Sheen took it further by having an on-set police officer who was working security arrest him for assault while he was filming a scene. Estevez was stunned until Sheen returned laughing. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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