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David Wain Talks 'The State' and His Futurenew

A founding member of The State, whose comedy show aired on MTV from 1993 to 1995, Wain is also a member of the comedy troupe Stella (with fellow The State alums Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black) and the director of the cult classic Wet Hot American Summer.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  07-08-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Role Models' is Smarter and Bawdier Than Your Average Boys-to-Men Movienew

In every way, this is just another formulaic romp about two selfish slackers getting their priorities rearranged by a couple of kids -- instead of breaking new ground, it polishes it with sandpaper.
Dallas Observer  |  Robert Wilonsky  |  11-10-2008  |  Reviews

'Role Models': Anger Managementnew

Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott are almost upstaged by their younger co-stars in this hilarious movie.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  11-06-2008  |  Reviews

'Role Models' Counters the Apatow Curse with More than Self-Indulgencenew

David Wain's film looks like another of those comedies about boorish males that threaten to turn American cineplexes into frat houses or romper rooms, but it flips the script instead.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  11-06-2008  |  Reviews

Thou Shalt Not Walk Away Hungrynew

David Wain and Ken Marino's humor is the kind that almost always goes a step too far before pulling back to find the very sharpest bit.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  09-24-2007  |  Reviews


The Ten is an ostensible comedy, ostensibly based on the Ten Commandments. There's not really a sustained laugh in the whole movie.
Gambit  |  Rick Barton  |  09-18-2007  |  Reviews

'The Ten' Breaks the Rulesnew

Naked Gun meets Waiting for Godot.
Isthmus  |  Kent Williams  |  09-11-2007  |  Reviews

'The Ten': Command This!new

Alternately hilarious, horrendous and extremely offensive.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  08-23-2007  |  Reviews

'The Ten': Thou Shall Notnew

Quirky comedy sketches illustrate each of the Ten Commandments.
Austin Chronicle  |  Steve Davis  |  08-17-2007  |  Reviews

'The Ten': Wet Hot American Old Testamentnew

The film embodies The State's style of delivering the dumbest jokes with the straightest face -- it's a formula that's been around since Airplane! and earlier, but Wain pushes the irony to near-toxic levels, putting on his biggest smirk and daring us not to laugh.
Dig Boston  |  Rob Turbovsky  |  08-08-2007  |  Reviews

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