’30 Minutes or Less’ Aims for Double the Bromance

Though it sounds like a promotional catch phrase, director Ruben Fleischer isn’t far off when he calls his new film "30 Minutes or Less" a "double-buddy comedy."

The raunchy summer movie, which opens this Friday, treads into bromantic territory with its parallel story lines of guys working through prickly aspects of their close friendships.

At a press conference in New York City after a screening of the film in early July, Fleischer and his cast seemed to be playfully at ease with each other, riffing off each other and joking about the film’s close examination of male friendship.

"I think these are realistic relationships between guys," actor Nick Swardson said at the press conference. "Guys are close. It’s like ‘Bromancing the Stone.’"

During the film, the two sets of male friends are forced to become closer as a series of bizarre circumstances throw them all together in a twisted plot arc. Jesse Eisenberg stars as pizza delivery boy Nick, who turns to his best friend Chet for help when a pair of enterprising deadbeats strap a bomb to his chest and order him to rob a bank. Aziz Ansari plays Chet, and Swardson and Danny McBride play the rival buddy duo with explosive tendencies. Read More...



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