Everybody loves an anti-hero, the character that plays by their own rules and doesn’t take you-can’t-do-that for an answer. You don’t get much more anti-heroic than a car salesman (sorry car salesmen) and no one is better at playing an anti-hero A-hole than Jeremy Piven. Did you know he was in Black Hawk Down?
In The Goods, Live Hard, Sell Hard, the only thing going down is car sales, and in this comedy Piven plays a fixer salesman at his smarmiest. Piven’s Don Ready leads a crew of sales ‘professionals’ that includes Ving Rhames, David Koechner, and Kathryn Hahn, and they are called in by a failing dealership to sell 200 cars over the 4th of July weekend. They’re not the only recognizable faces in the film, and in fact if you’re a fan of the U.S. Office TV show, you’ll recognize a few favorites from that cast.
The movie earned a mediocre 27% on Rottentomatoes, but you can’t tell that from the trailer, which is damn funny. I’m sorry about the trailer’s intro but it’s the only version I could find that was (A) HD quality, and (B) not a red band NSFW version. Anyway, ignore the first 10 seconds or so, and enjoy the rest, especially Ving Rhames’ bit about being away from home. … Continue Reading