The Out-Laws (2023)
Director: Tyler Spindel
Screenplay: Evan Turner, Ben Zazove
Stars: Adam Devine, Pierce Brosnan, Ellen Barkin, Nina Dobrev, Michael Rooker, Richard Kind, Julie Hagerty, Lauren Lapkus, Lil Rel Howery, Dean Winters and Mo Gallini.
Owen Browning (Devine) is about to marry the love of his life, Parker McDermott (Dobrev). The plans are set when Owen and Parker learn that Parker’s estranged parents are going to be able to attend after all. While there can be difficulty when two families come together, the greater the differences, the more likely the problems. Owen’s parents are straightlace, a bit out of touch and like Owen, a bit nerdy. Parker’s parents are hip, cool and thrillseekers.
Things are complicated when Owen’s bank (he’s the manager) is robbed by the famous Ghost Bandits duo. Unfortunately for Owen he begins to believe his future in-laws are out-laws. And he ain’t wrong!
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)
The Out-Laws is a high concept film. Think Meet the Parents meets Bonnie and Clyde. It has an excellent cast with Adam Devine, Pierce Brosnan, Ellen Barkin, Nina Dobrev, Michael Rooker, Richard Kind and Julie Hagerty. And they help make The Out-Laws an okay way to spend an hour and a half. The truth is the cast deserved better… as did the audience.
The Out-Laws (2023) rates 2 of 5 stars.