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Vaughn's concert film lacks humor, wildness

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0 stars out of 4

This movie is plain unentertaining and super bad. It may be the worst cinematic experience I have ever witnessed in more than 40 years of viewing movies. On top of that, I would not classify this creature as a real movie: Rather, it's a bad collage of Vince Vaughn and his cohorts traveling the country and living in a crowded bus. The premise is they have 30 gigs in 30 days. A lot of the movie is wasted on the bus with family/fan interaction that is totally dull and lame.

Unfortunately, the comedic segments shown on stage are worse than the bus scenes. It's like old Vince is trying to dupe America and himself, but this dog just will not hunt.

Of course, you do get to see the Atlanta scenery during their stop here, but it's little consolation, as this production is plain awful. Even though this was filmed in 2005 and 2006, it was humorous to see Atlanta's traffic construction barrels sitting everywhere even back then. If through the annals of time any feature is not worth the price of admission, this is it for sure.

- Rick Wright, Auburn

2 stars out of 4

"Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show" lacked wildness and comedy. The documentary of this tour would have been good if it didn't have the appearance of a vanity project. I'm certain that Vaughn was genuinely trying to help out the standups who performed on the whirlwind 30 cities in 30 days tour, but the way the film was edited made it look like a geriatric version of "Jackass." It was apparent to me that when the cameras were on, the comics and Vaughn also turned it on. The documentary had very few genuine moments; everything appeared to be staged.

- Pedro E. Alvarado, Lawrenceville

2 stars out of 4

The ultimate road trip, punctuated with short appearances by some of Vince Vaughn's personal buddies, makes this look like part documentary, part showcase for the four comedians selected for the trip. This could easily have been a special on Comedy Central rather than a feature film. I am confused about what the overall intent was in making this film. There are some funny routines, some sympathetic insight into the lives of the comedians, and an homage to Buck Owens, but overall there wasn't enough substance to give it any depth whatsoever. Funny in spots, but not enough to make it worthwhile.

- Steve Kalberg, Lawrenceville