Unfinished Business

2015

Action  Comedy  

127
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.4

Synopsis


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May 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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Cast

Sienna Miller as Chuck Portnoy
James Marsden as Jim Spinch
Dave Franco as Mike Pancake
Vince Vaughn as Dan Trunkman
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705.05 MB
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 8 / 173
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 7 / 73

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Unfinished Business certainly has a lot of unfinished jokes and story issues

The last time that I traveled that was related for business and not pleasure, it was for a job interview that I had that required a forty-five minute drive, and I'm sure that barley counts as even I had to chip in for gas. I would love to have a job that would have me travel, but with the use of the Internet and using Skype and email as a way of communications, that ideal is becoming less likely. Both of my parents have had careers that had them flying to different places (my mom twice had to go to Japan while my dad once flew out to Israel). Like any trip, something will always go wrong. Once my dad had me fax copies of all his business papers when he forgot to pack them. My mom was forced to wear the same business dress for four days when a container of mouthwash spilled in her suitcase. I've even spilled orange juice while I was driving to school (on a day I was presenting my class a project). So the idea of doing a comedy about the perils of a business trip has plenty of potential. Too bad Unfinished Business had none of that inspiration. A determined salesman Dan Trunkman (played by Vince Vaughn) quits his job when he's given a pay cut that he feels is unjustified by his boss Chuck Portnoy (played by Sienna Miller). He vows to start his own company, hoping that several employees will walk out with him. Only two seem to follow; an older salesman Timothy McWinters (played by Tom Wilkinson) and a quiet but enthusiastic young adult Mike Pancake (played by Dave Franco). Dan decides that the two are all he need to start his own company and vow that they'll crush their competition. Two years later, the three are still having their meetings at a Dunkin Donuts where they have made little progress. When it looks like they have finally made the deal of a lifetime (they never explain if their selling or buying?it's just a deal), they fly to Portland, Maine to seal it with a handshake. Trunkman's old boss is there however, seeking a similar deal, so this causes our three guys to take another plane to Berlin to meet the boss. While there, they encounter the Berlin Marathon, a gay/leather festival, and a ton of European monstrosities while learning something about self-acceptance.Vince Vaughn has just been digging a bigger hole for himself with every movie he has done and Unfinished Business may be his all time worst. Never have I seen a comedy that tries to throw so much at us, yet I cannot think of one (NOT EVEN ONE!) joke that I remember laughing at. The formula here is to show something gross, talking something business, banter, another gross thing, and repeat until the end. I've said that they throw in a moral, but it's moral about standing up to bullies is so out of place in this hard R comedy.Vince Vaughn was just playing himself, so I'll move on. Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco are really underused as actors that probably could have brought more improvisation, yet are stuck as the midlife crisis guy and the dumb, naive guy that we've seen before. Doing an American story in Europe has a lot of possibility to be hilarious as seen in National Lampoons European Vacation and Eurotrip. Unfinished Business is the cinema equivalent of a bad cold; it's unpleasant and it feels like it's going to last forever, but once it's over, you forget about it. I'll give this one glory holes out of five. There's not much else to say then it's not funny. Here's to hoping that Vince Vaughn can prove himself again on that True Detective show.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

A title that compliments the writing quite nicely

"Unfinished Business" is a landmark film for one reason and one reason only, and it's the first directorial effort by Ken Scott that doesn't have a plot or a title related to sperm. After directing both the Canadian film "Starbuck" and the American remake "Delivery Man," Scott has set his sights on another subject that, unfortunately, gets bogged down by not only its dirty-minded tendencies but its directionless comedy and narrative as well. "Unfinished Business" is a miserably unfunny film, lumbering from one situation to the next in a stumblebum fashion, making ninety minutes out to be an absolutely laborious affair on all counts.The film focuses on Daniel Trunkman (Vince Vaughn), who quits his job after his boss Chuck Portnoy (Sienna Miller) tries to make him accept a five percent pay deduction. Just before walking out, he proclaims to his former coworkers that he is working on starting his own business and that anyone who wants to work for a fairer, more honest company should follow him out the door. He's followed by Timothy McWinters (Tom Wilkinson), an elderly man who was also just let go, and Mike Pancake (Dave Franco), a quirky, shy youngster who was interviewing for the business that same day. We fast-forward one year later, seeing the three as broke and clueless as when they started, with their only hope of achieving some income after two stagnant months is a trip to Europe to close the business deal they need in order to continue. Daniel keeps reiterating time and time again that the agreement is only a "handshake" away, but, as expected, and this goes without saying, a load of ridiculous bawdiness follows them overseas and they are left with their own wits and ridiculousness to try and make this deal work.You may be asking yourself what business are these men in, what is their company about, and what does this insurmountable business deal consist of? You're not alone, reader; I was asking the very same questions while watching the film. Writer Steve Conrad (the same man who penned "The Pursuit of Happiness" and "The Promotion," which detailed something similar to this story in a more entertaining and empathetic way) dances around these ideas, with Daniel, at one point in the film, saying him and his two coworkers are in the business of selling "swarf," or the stray metal shavings that turn up in mass amounts following the construction of a building, a bridge, or some other societal necessity. After that point is established, none the previous questions get answered. The three men talk about how revolutionary this business deal is if it goes through, but nobody takes the time to explain its effects, the monetary impact, what the three men have been doing for the past year while their business sinks like a rock, and so on.Conrad engages in some of the laziest screen writing I've seen, not only in a narrative sense where nothing is explained or elaborated on, but in the sense that the film never manages to be funny. It lumbers through sight gags and attempts at humor that are so frequently dead-on-arrival I wanted to check the film for a pulse. The only performer on hand that seems to be trying to create some level of character is Dave Franco, an actor I've appreciated in his last few film roles as a goofy soul who can play both clueless but confident or clueless and intimidated very well. Here, he's the latter, and he's often fun when he's responding so nervously to Daniel's requests or must recite his full name (which isn't funny, but the film keeps trying to assert that it is) in the middle of a meeting.With that, "Unfinished Business" packs nothing but an exhausting array of failed jokes and an empty plot that its caricatures certainly can't rebound and its writing/directing team sure can't save once the cameras begin rolling. To the surprise of some, I'm sure, I defended the last two major raunchy comedies that have been released to theaters, "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" and "The Wedding Ringer," respectively, crediting them for doing their job in not only making me laugh but packing in a little extra something to their formula. "Unfinished Business" is so broken and empty that it can't pack anything extra into its story or formula because there's already so little there. It works as a perfect juxtaposition to the characters' company in the film, as it's a trainwreck that has an audience and nothing more.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

The worst movie I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot of bad movies!

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Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Instead of seeing "UnfinishedBusiness", find some unfinished business of your own to tend to - like maybe reading our review!

Um . . . where to start. The plot is basically three guys going to Europe to close a business deal. That's it. If the events surrounding the deal were entertaining and fun to watch, I would have no problem. Unfortunately, this film fails on every conceivable level to make it entertaining and distract from having such a thin plot. Not a single joke worked. Not the hamster ball scene, not the sauna scene, and not the bathroom scene. I could actually feel physical pain due to how cringe worthy and unfunny the gags were. None of the characters were funny, likable, or relatable. I usually enjoy Vince Vaughns portrayal as the working man, but in this film he comes across as weird and sexist (spoiler alert: there's a scene where they force you to look at his anus :/). The two other main characters are a man who makes fun of the mentally handicapped, and a dirty old man.What was the mindset here; why did anybody would sign on to make this movie!?! I am really concerned for Vince Vaughns career and the career of everyone else in this movie after watching this. The kid actors did a good job, Its too bad they were forced to say such insipid dialog. I have watched many bad comedies from Master of Disguise to Jack and Jill, but none of these were nearly as mean spirited, crude and unfunny as this movie is! Please don't waste time watching this!

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