Unfinished Business includes a business man with a drive bigger than Warren Buffett himself (Vince Vaughn), an older gentlemen with a sex drive above Hugh Hefner’s (Tom Wilkinson), and a super green kid whos only sales experience is from Footlocker with a name that turns heads (Dave Franco). When coming into this movie I did not know what to expect as I try to purposefully not watch trailers before going to premieres. The trailer tells the entire story and shares most of the funny parts of the film leaving out most of the nudity and questionable scenes.
This film features a story about a guy that decides to quit his job at a sales firm to start his own business bringing along a young kid that want to seek more opportunities in the sales industry along with an older gentlemen that does not want to give up working just yet after being let go from the same company. To kick things off they find themselves meeting up at Dunkin Donuts to launch and it took them a year before finally having the opportunity to close on their biggest deal yet. Little do they know later they’ll find themselves flying to Berlin, Germany to battle with their former boss Chuck Portnoy (Sienna Miller) to win the big deal that’s not ever described in much detail throughout the movie other than selling left over metal shavings.
Some of the things you can definitely expect when watching this film is a ton of dry comedy met with brainless jokes, some quirky gay scenes as they are in Berlin during the Folsom Europe festival (the continent’s biggest gay fetish event), and three guys with a go-getter attitude to never give up on your dream. The other thing you can definitely rely on seeing in this film is a lot of nudity; this means ass, titties, and men parts. I won’t share too much from the film but I will say there is a scene that will easily gross out any man or woman.
As for the audience, this film was definitely built moreso for college crowds as most of Vaughn’s films are. This isn’t a bad market considering that there are a ton of universities in the country. The one good take away from the film was not to let anyone get in the way of stopping you from conquering your dreams and don’t take no for an answer, so that was good to see. They also tried touching on the issue of bullying a little bit too.
Overall this is a movie that I wouldn’t break my neck to spend $12 per ticket. I’d say wait for it to show up on Netflix or at the RedBox and do yourself a favor and save your money. There are a lot of fun scenes including Mike Pancake (James Franco) rushing to a business meeting in a hamster ball, a pillow fight with topless Germans girls at a youth hostile, and a 63 year old smoking a bong and being called Snoop Lion. This still is a film you can hold off on seeing until it’s featured on TV. So yeah mang if your looking for a film that has impact this might not be the one for you. But if you’re looking to burn some time and to have an excuse to hang out with your friends, this film is right up your alley.
Wait til it's on Netflix or RedBox6
Acting score 7
Story score 6
Music & SFX score 7