(Reposted from movies4maniacs.tumblr.com on August 14th, 2014)

What do you get when two guys from the TV show ‘New Girl’ team up with the director of ‘The Animal’ and ‘Girl Next Door’? Well, for one thing, a super hilarious and original comedy.

‘Let’s Be Cops’ stars Jake Johnson and Daymon Waynes Jr. who both star on the Fox sitcom ‘New Girl’. ‘Let’s Be Cops’ also stars Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Keegan Michael-Key and the scene stealing Natasha Leggero.

Set in LA, these two best friends and roommates are both struggling 30-something’s down on their luck. After going to a college reunion and seeing most of their fellow classmates be successful in life and/or career, the two friends decide to be cops and hilarity ensues.

What impressed me the most about this film was the original story. Who knew that impersonating a police officer would be so funny? And easy. Of course, there’s a couple of sub-plots, including the friends uncovering local corruption, a romantic story and the boys being able to still act like cops even though it’s obvious to everyone else that they aren’t. I would also say to look out for Natasha Leggero’s character who plays a sexy apartment owner. Like I said above, she steals the scenes she’s in and they are some of the funniest in the movie.

The complaints I have about the film are mild but it’s about 10-15 minutes too long and there were some parts near the end of the film that were slow. However, the end is just as funny as the first half of the film and so the humour was sustained throughout.

7/10. A really hilarious and original film that is definitely worth seeing this weekend.