Vince Vaughn stars as Dan Trunkman, a man who leave his job and starts his own company along with Timothy (Tom Wilkinson) and Mike (Dave Franco), one employee too old and one employee too young. After a year of getting nowhere the three go on a business trip to buy something or to sell something (the plot is never made clear) but Dan's old boss played by Sienna Miller is also there to do the same thing.
Director Ken Scott and Vince Vaughn recently worked together on "Delivery Man" which had some light humor and some genuinely heart felt moments, but you'll struggle to find anything close to those in "Unfinished Business", a messy, sophomoric and futile effort at a raunchy comedy.
The film opens with Vince Vaughn and Sienna Miller arguing over god knows what which results in Vaughn's character leaving his job. He recruits two employees and off they go on a business trip to Germany. First off, what the three go on a business trip for is never made clear, and it just serves as a background for the three to go on this trip. I'm not saying we had to know the ins and outs of their business but at least some information would have been nice, so we can actually get behind what these characters are trying to achieve.
Of course, as always, Vince Vaughn plays Vince Vaughn. Tom Wilkinson plays an old guy who doesn't want to be old anymore and Dave Franco frankly embarrasses himself playing one of the dumbest on screen characters since Forrest Gump who's last name is 'Pancake'....yea, I bet you can't wait to see that joke play out.
The trailer for "Unfinished Business" showed some promise, the trailer was genuinely funny at times, but the full feature is painful to sit through, I don't think I laughed once. I don't know what the actors were thinking when they agreed to be in this movie, the script is one of the worst I've heard in a very long time. Steve Conrad who has written some decent screenplays in the past, with "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" and "The Pursuit Of Happyness" on his resume, seems to think that comedy just writes itself when you include boobs, dicks and weed, but sadly it doesn't.
The film is constantly switching in its tones. One minute its blatant that this is supposed to be a raunchy comedy, when the three go to a gay bar, Dave Franco slips and literally gets a dick in his face. But then the next scene will include Vince Vaughn talking to his son over face-time comforting him about being bullied. It's as if two different screenplays were put in a shredder and then someone tried to piece it all back together.
This is frankly one of the worst films I've ever seen, it has nothing to say about anything, it features one dimensional, dumb characters who you don't care about in the slightest. I hope the team had a wonderful time shooting this movie, because I didn't have any fun watching it. I strongly recommend that you DON'T see "Unfinished Business".