Main Plot Points:
- We all have our favorite hangouts, but how far would you go to protect your beloved coffee shop? When Will (Glenn Howerton, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), a website manager for an electronics company, discovers that the local Coffee Town – which he uses as his own personal office – is scheduled to be converted into a bistro, he leaps into action. With the help of his two best friends, Will enacts a plan to stage a robbery in the hopes of convincing the corporate interest behind the switch that the neighborhood is unsafe.
- Can Will save his “office,” overcome his rival, the disgruntled barista Sam (singing sensation Josh Groban), and win the heart of his coffee-house crush Becca (Adrianne Palicki, television’s Friday Night Lights)?
- The first feature film from CollegeHumor, this outrageous and highly caffeinated comedy also stars Steve Little (Eastbound and Down) and Ben Schwartz (This Is Where I Leave You). These guys like their comedy like they like their coffee, hot and dangerous.
What We Thought:
Coffee Town isn’t bad, I just wish it had a different lead.
- I like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but my least favorite character is Dennis played by Glenn Howerton. Glenn stars in this and I think would have liked it more if someone else played Will. Maybe even Rob McElhenney.
- The movie is simple enough, a down on his luck guy works from (not at) a coffee shop drinking coffee all day so he can get free WiFi. There’s different characters/customers/employees and Will must scheme to keep the place open.
- There’s a love interested played by Adrianne Palicki. There’s two friends (one is Ben Schwartz from Parks & Rec playing a cop). There’s random customers including a homeless man and Down’s Syndrome man.
- Then there’s Josh Groban as one of the employees and Howerton’s nemesis. Groban is fantastic as the coffee shop douche who frowns upon the freeloaders who use the WiFi all day. There’s a great scene with him not looking at a customer while they try to tip him. It’s pretty funny. Most of Groban’s scenes are funny actually.
- That’s just it, there are some genuinely funny scenes. One of the friends fights the Down’s Syndrome character and before you get all PC on me, watch the film, you’ll understand why it’s funny.
- I really think Howerton as the lead is what keeps me from really liking Coffee Town. The film isn’t original or anything special, but it had potential to be better. It’s far from unwatchable and Howerton isn’t bad, but I think someone else would have made it funnier. Oh and despite Jake Johnson’s name on the DVD box, I think he has one line and you might not even realize it’s him.
- Commentary with Brad Copeland, Ben Schwartz & Glenn Howerton
- Deleted Scenes
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Glenn Howerton
- Josh Groban
- Adrianne Palicki
- Ben Schwartz
Recommended if You Like:
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- Glenn Howerton