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Hank and Mike – Movie 117 of 365

15 May

Hank and Mike 2008When you think of the Easter Bunny I’m pretty sure Hank and Mike would never, ever enter your mind. But yet they are, along with a bunch of other working stiffs you would’ve never pegged for Peter Cottontail.  They all work for Easter Enterprises, hiding easter eggs at the homes of kids everywhere.  However,  Hank (Thomas Michael) and Mike (Paolo Mancini) screw this up one Easter and miss a house.  It’s all over the news and since the company is looking to downsize anyway they are fired.  What follows is a  hapless tale of two former Easter Bunnies on a downward spiral trying to find work.

Okay that sounds really boring, although it is a little more interested than that.  Did I mention that Hank and Mike wear their Easter Bunny costumes pretty much throughout the whole movie?  Or that Hank is a alcoholic, pill popping, pornography watching, jerk?  Or that Mike is slightly pudgy perpetually nice guy with low self esteem who can’t quite bring himself to pursue the woman of his dreams?  And then there subplot of the up and coming executive, Conrad Hubris (Chris Klein) with all his cost cutting, profit making schemes that threatens to ruin Easter for everyone.

This is probably one of the odder movies I’ve seen in awhile.  This is not cute movie by any stretch of the imagination. I would call it a more gritty comedy, because even though there are funny bits, the majority of it is just kinda sad. It starts off kinda slow but get’s it’s footing once Hank and Mike get fired.  What also makes this movie are the other characters, including the very wierd employment counselor Connie Schytt (Kathleen Laskey) and their steroid enhanced, short tempered Easter Bunny coworker Stu (Tony Nappo).  This movie isn’t for everyone but if you like things a bit off kilter and secretly delight in the bad luck of others, you may enjoy this feature.

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