Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller) is the manager of The Tower; a luxurious residence for the rich and powerful. Josh and his staff always go the extra mile to make each residence’s life easier, whether is it informing a cheating husband that his wife is on her way home or having a box of expensive cigars waiting on request for another. Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) is one of The Tower’s shareholders and investors and one day the FBI arrests him for illegal activities resulting in freezing his assets and putting him in house arrest. These assets include Josh and the staff’s years of pension, all gone. After an unfortunate act with a senior staff member, Josh begins to take matters into his own hands. He finds out that Shaw has millions hidden in his apartment that the FBI does not know about and decides to steal it. He recruits a thief, Slide (Eddie Murphy), his brother-in-law, Charlie (Casey Affleck), a recent resident, Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick) and the new hire from Burger King, Enrique Dev’Reaux (Michael Pena). How will they get pass the FBI and into the apartment? Can they trust Slide, whom the others-besides Josh-have never met, to go through the heist without bleeding them dry if they succeed? Will the FBI catch on and arrest them all?
Going into this film, I knew what to expect. I knee to expect Eddie Murphy to be loud and dramatic and for Ben Stiller to be clumsy and lovable with nervous responses. I’m happy to say that I was right and wrong. It has been such a long time since Eddie has been in theaters and this movie was a great comeback. He was loud and dramatic but he had me in tears almost every time he spoke. Ben Stiller was lovable and had a few nervous responses but he was not clumsy. He was a leader with a brave heart and determination. The cast was the apple filling that made the pie with their moments of vulnerability and comedic lines. There is this one scene where Mr. Fitzhugh (Broderick) goes so berserk that he doesn’t really know how to go berserk so he just looks like a stuttering maniac, it had me rolling. The scenery was pleasing and life-like to the characters personalities. The script was very satisfying leaving me to always remember a few lines by heart. All in all, great film and I will buy it on DVD or Blu Ray.