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Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs
John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, John C. McGinley and Ray Liotta

Rated: PG-13  for crude and sexual content, and some violence
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: March 2, 2007 Released by: Touchstone Pictures

Four middle-aged guys seeking adventure and a respite from their humdrum lives in Cincinnati, plan a motorcycle trip to the West Coast.

John Travolta an over-extended broker and Tim Allen, along with Martin Lawrence a henpecked plumber, and William H. Macy a computer geek who is afraid to talk to women hit the road on their bikes. Signing on to the trip to prove something to themselves they have a time bonding. On their Harley's wearing leather jackets with "Wild Hogs" embroidered on the back they head for the open road.

The men have a few comical experiences along the way, the best is at a campsite. When they stop at the campsite for the night and meet up with a motorcycle cop (John C. McGinley), but get more than they bargain for when they stop in a biker bar for a beer. They encounter the Del Fuego gang and their nasty leader played by Ray Liotta, who is the ultimate bad guy.

Director Walt Becker (National Lampoon's Van Wilder) does a good job keeping his all-star cast on track, while Jill Hennesey and Marisa Tomei have small roles as the men's love interest. The performers are funny, but who would have thought that the funniest guy on screen among Allen and Lawrence, is William H. Macy the serious actor.

Yes, the script is silly and many of the sight gags are over-the-top, but I laughed and that's what it's all about.

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