I'm starting to think all those paparazzi photos of Mark Wahlberg and The Rock filming Pain and Gain did not do Michael Bay's movie any justice, as there's a lot more here than meets the eye.
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The men star in the true story of two bodybuilders who get caught in an extortion and kidnapping scheme that goes horribly awry. While there's clearly a lot of comedy to be mined from that scenario, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of the movie is played straight.
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And seeing as this is a Michael Bay film, slick visuals, scantily clad women, eye-popping action and gorgeous locations abound. Watch!
Pain and Gain opens April 26, 2013.