Rapid Review: Stretch (2014)


SYNOPSIS: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. – via IMDB

stretch patrick wilson and chris pine

GRADE 8I hadn’t actually heard much about it, but I liked the cast, and decided to give it a test. As you guys know, I am not really one for comedy or anything, but this was Patrick Wilson guys, come on! Deciding to give it a watch, I found myself laughing throughout the majority of it. What a winner. It was fast, and even though it was predictable, it was funny and witty. Chris Pine makes an uncredited appearance, yet whenever he is on screen he steals the show in a role that is so extremely uncharacteristic of him, and he makes it work. This is typically a movie of everything goes from bad to worse for our lead, Stretch. But he is desperate to make his six grand, settle his debt, and somehow start his life from scratch. Naturally, things won’t be as simple as he was hoping, but alright. Taking a shift with Stretch for the most ridiculously awful evening of chauffeur work you have ever seen is endlessly amusing. Ed Helms was very entertaining as Karl-with-a-K, who kept popping up in Stetch’s mind to have some really whack conversations and I-told-you-so moments with him. There were some awesome cameos littered throughout the movie, what with Norman Reedus, Ray Liotta and an especially bizarre chat with The Hoff, they were definitely worth being featured. Stretch was shot well, had witty dialogue, good performances, some great laughs, some hilarious sequences, some action crammed in, and was just seriously fun overall. I would highly recommend looking into this one if you like some slightly offbeat comedy.

32 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Stretch (2014)

  1. I have never even heard of this movie before! That poster looks so darn silly but maybe I’ll give it a rent as it does look like it could be fun. I never saw Patrick Wilson in a role like this before.

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    1. Hi Ruth! It is well worth the watch, and Wilson was hilarious! It is a great flick to pop in for laughs and something a little lighter than usual. Would love to hear what you think!


  2. This is the first I’ve heard of this, but it sounds really fun!! I do love Wilson. And I am extremely curious about this Pine role…yep. I’ma have to find this. 🙂 Great review, Zoe!

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    1. Thanks Tom! It came out of nowhere and then it was entertaining as hell (as long as you don’t try to take it too seriously). Hope you get it soon!


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