Rating Explanation: for some violence, mild crude and suggestive humor, and language.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: Although there are some laughs, this far too sweet and cuddly comedy is flimsy and lacking in any sustained humor.
DVD Features: Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Fun on set: watch the fun, wacky moments on-set and hilarious outtakes from the film; Stunts: see how all the cast and crew pulled off the crazy stunts in the film.
Kevin James ... Paul Blart
Keir O'Donnell ... Veck Sims
Jayma Mays ... Amy
Raini Rodriguez ... Maya Blart
Shirley Knight ... Mom
Stephen Rannazzisi ... Stuart
Peter Gerety ... Chief Brooks
Bobby Cannavale ... Commander Kent
Adam Ferrara ... Sergeant Howard
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
(Kevin James "The King of Queens") is an overweight and desperately lonely, mall security guard, just hoping to get through Black Friday, the biggest shopping
day of the year. He's worried about protecting the customers. Having
failed the police academy obstacle course a record eight times, the
mall job is all he has. Yet his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez "Parker") knows
he needs someone to spend his life with outside of work. Paul
specifically has eyes on a salesgirl at the mall, Amy (Jayma Mays "Epic Movie") but he's
just too shy to ask her out. But when a group of criminals led by Veck
Sims (Keir O'Donnell "Wedding Crashers") enters the mall and takes hostages, it's up
to Blart to save the day... if he can.
first half of Paul Blart: Mall Cop directed by Steve Carr ("Daddy Day Care") centers around mean-spirited fat jokes, a pair of
incredibly awkward slapstick scenes and some of the most
simplistic character development ever. That's followed by a number of incomplete subplots and
unappealing ancillary characters until the
film suddenly turns into Die Hard - and this thriller-spoof kind of works. But, there's just too much pity and not enough witty about the first
half of the film, that barely saved by it's thriller-chase climax. While Kevin James' fans will probably appreciate this sweet and
cuddly comedy, there was clearly far more potential here than ever shows up on the screen.