OBSERVE AND REPORT (2009)
When it was first revealed that Seth Rogen would be playing a mall security guard with delusions of grandeur, certainly nobody expected a dark, disturving film. We expected Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but what we got was a movie that wouldn't be out of place in the Paul Schrader filmography. That it has the audacity to be a comedy only makes it that much more unsettling. We're not supposed to find characters like this funny. He is childlike and sweet, yet ready to violently boil over at any moment. These unexpected bursts of brutality keep us on the edge of our seats, producing laughter that is more nervous than joyful.