The feature-length scripting-directing debut of "Orange Is the New Black" staff writer Sian Heder
offers juicy roles not only to Page but also to Allison Janney and Tammy Blanchard, In a strong showcase of female talent both behind and In front of the camera.
But it's to the credit of Will Ferrell and Jon Heder
, the brave and victorious stars, and the directorial team of Josh Gordon and Will Speck, that this emerges as a consistently funny and very fresh movie.
is an excellent comic foil as the shy, sensitive type, who lets people skate all over him.
As ever, Heder
plays the geekwhile Ferrell swaggers around as the big-headed buffoon.
NEITHER Will Ferrell nor co-star Jon Heder
cover themselves in much glory in Blades of Glory, one of the most ridiculous comedies it has been my misfortune to see for some while.
THE STARS: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder
, Jenna Fischer, Craig T Nelson.
, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jacinda Barrett, Sarah Silverman, Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso, Matt Walsh.
PAINT BALL WIZARDS: Scoudrels get a grounding in warfare; LIFE LESSONS: Billy Bob Thornton on how to get ahead and inset Jon Heder
With ``Blades of Glory,'' Jon Heder
learned an important lesson in acting.
Rob Schneider (both from Grandma's Boy) and Jon Heder
(from Napoleon Dynamite) as grown-up geeks who decide to get up off the Dencn and go to pat for a bunch of kids who've been bullied.
Directed by newcomer Jared Hess and co-written with his wife Jerusha, both of whom are natives of the small town of Preston where the film is set and was shot, it stars Oregon-born first-time actor Jon Heder
as the eponymous hero.
P, a maniacal confidence-building instructor, and Jon Heder
(Napoleon Dynamite) as Roger, a hapless meter clerk who enrolls in his class, School For Scoundrels is a prank-filled laugher pitting teacher against student for the ultimate prize - the girl