The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is one of those movies where you pretty much know what’s going to happen, but that’s not really the point.  It’s pretty funny without being particularly clever or new.  They made this movie once already and it was called Used Cars with Kurt Russel in the Jeremy Piven role.

Basic Plot:  Don Reddy (Jeremy) and his team help ailing dealerships blow out their cars when they’re stuck with too many.  Reddy wants to save the dealership and win the heart of Ivy, daughter of the owner.  Director Neil Brennan of Chappele’s Show does what he does best: let’s funny people be funny.  Everyone in the movie is sort of doing their usual schtick, but under Brennan’s guidance it comes off funny and polished.  Comic vets include Rob Riggle as a 10 year old boy, Ed Helms as the bad car dealer with his own boy band, Alan Thicke as his dad, Craig Robinson as a weird, contrary DJ and a cameo by Will Ferrel.  (It was produced by Ferrel and Adam McKay.)  It’s like someone dumped half the cast of the Daily Show and Office Space in this movie.

Now as long as you don’t go into this movie with high expectations, you should like it.  I mean, it’s not Shakespeare and it’s not even the Hangover, but it’s a solid, good, funny Friday night movie or a surprisingly good rental.  It’s paced well, so even if you don’t like it, it will finish quickly and efficiently.

I give The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard six keggers out of 10.