Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco team up for Hangover-like hijinks as three hapless salesmen in the woeful Unfinished Business, a would-be comedy of embarrassment that is simply embarrassing.
Led by Vaughn’s harassed family man, the trio are on a make-or-break business trip to Berlin to keep their fledgling company alive and there’s a similar air of sweaty desperation about the movie itself as its characters fumble and flop from one unfunny situation to the next.
Vaughn conducts a business deal in a mixed sauna, surrounded by naked (mostly female) flesh; Wilkinson’s sexually frustrated sad sack mistakes a dumpy hotel maid for an escort-service ‘French maid’; and Franco’s naïve simpleton has implausible sexual adventures of his own.
Writer Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and director Ken Scott (Delivery Man) pile one raunchy mishap after another on their luckless heroes, but when it comes to eliciting laughs they fail to seal the deal.
Certificate 15. Runtime 91 mins. Director Ken Scott.
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