Unfortunately, the comedic value of this film is severely lacking, to the point where it’s almost cringe-worthy. The premise is intriguing enough: two best friends attend a fancy dress party as cops and decide to continue their ruse as pretend cops. However, the execution falls flat, and the idea quickly becomes tired and repetitive. It’s difficult to believe that the plot can stretch out to a 104-minute film, as the situations are implausible and require a significant amount of suspension of disbelief.
Despite the potentially interesting premise, the comedic writing and delivery fall short, resulting in an unfunny and almost painful experience. Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson have proven comedic talent, but their efforts in this film are wasted on weak material. The attempts at humour feel forced and predictable, and the jokes fall flat more often than not.
In hindsight, this could have been a much more successful project if it had been executed as a series of 5-10 minute shorts online. The premise is better suited to a shorter format, and the situations would have been more effective if they were presented as individual sketches rather than stretched out over a feature-length film. Ultimately, the film fails to deliver on its potential and is a forgettable addition to the comedy genre.