f you're "okay" with "cheerfully" energetic and "very vulgar comedy," said Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, then The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is the movie for you. Starring Jeremy Piven as the "ringleader" of a group of "failing" used car salesmen, this film "contains a lot of laughs and has studied Political Correctness only enough to make a list of groups to offend." (watch the trailer for The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)
The Goods is an "equal-opportunity offender" that derives "much of its energy from Piven's tightly wound" lead character, said Marjorie Baumgarten in The Austin Chronicle. But it's also "a nasty piece of work, and no amount of laughter will fully obscure the gag reflex that occasionally forms in the back of your throat."
This "wretched" movie is "an unconscionable waste of talent," said Bill Goodykoontz in The Arizona Republic, and "an immediate embarrassment for Jeremy Piven" and all involved. "Sure, some funny lines sneak through." But "what's the saying about the blind pig occasionally finding an acorn?" See The Goods if you feel like being "robbed."
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