Guest House review by Bobby Blakey
Through the late 80s and early 90s the Weasel aka Pauly Shore was the hottest thing around. He spun out of his iconic persona from MTV VJ into comedy star in hits like my personal favorite Son-In-Law. While he has continued to deliver over the years its been awhile since I have seen him back to his usual comedic antics myself. Now he is back at it with his latest film Guest House co-starring Aimee Teegarden, Mike Castle, Steve-O and some fun cameos, but does it bring the magic fans are used to or will it be time to move out?
Guest House follows engaged couple Sarah and Blake who buy their dream home, but there’s a catch: a party animal named Randy in the guest house who refuses to leave! When Randy throws a wild, sexy pool party, the cops show up, and Blake gets arrested. Can he and Sarah get through their backyard wedding without a certain loser crashing the party — and ruining their marriage?
Going into a move like this I didn’t have high hopes as it looked like it might be a bit cheesy and have been burned by too many comedies like this. Thankfully I had a ton of fun here despite it being the kind of story we have seen a thousand times before. Even with its clichéd moments it still manages to entertain mostly thanks to the insanity of Pauly Shore and the chaos that follows.
Shore is great here bringing hints of the comedy fans love while not just being the same character. He is great at being charming and chaotic all at once. I know he has been doing stuff, but this felt like a return to the comedies of his heyday and was glad to see him back in action. The rest of the cast and fun cameos work well as well, but the bad decisions out way some of the reasoning behind the overall tone. I had a blast but couldn’t stop wondering why they kept making such dumb decisions in the way they were handling the situation. Of course that is kind of the point and you have to let it go and just go with it at some point.
In the end its an over the top comedy filled with unbelievable situations that you just have to let happen and get in on the party. If you love old school Pauly Shore or just a fun raunchy comedy full of chaos, nudity, drugs and a bit if heart then check out Guest House available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.