|Screenplay By||Ben Zazove, Evan Turner|
|Date Released (Netflix)||July 7, 2023|
|Genre(s)||Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance|
|Film Length||1 Hour 36 Minutes|
|Content Rating||Rated R|
|Noted Characters and Cast|
What Is “The Out-Laws” Rated And Why?
- Dialog: Light cursing throughout
- Violence: gun violence, including scenes of people being shot in the head and bleeding
- Sexual Content: Nothing notable
- Miscellaneous: Drinking
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Within a week, Parker and Owen will be getting married, and to much surprise, her parents, Billy and Lilly, are coming. Mind you, Parker and Owen have known each other for a little more than a year and a half, and Owen hasn’t met Parker’s parents once, but Parker has met Owen’s neurotic parents, Neil and Margie.
But, as soon as Billy and Lilly arrive, they make their presence known and shake things up a bit. Especially after they rob the bank Owen works at, and their secrets lead to a woman named Rehan coming out of the woodworks and issuing threats.
Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.
Parker is a yoga instructor whose parents aren’t active in her life.
- The actor is also known for their role in “Then Came You,” their role in “Dog Days,” and their role in “Let’s Be Cops.”
Owen is a bank manager at SunRidge United Bank who is a lovable and goofy nerd.
- The actor is also known for their role in “Adam DeVine: Best Time of Our Lives,” their role in “Jexi,” and their role in “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Billy is Parker’s cool dad, who is part of the duo “The Ghost Bandits.”
- The actor is also known for their role in “Cinderella,” their role in ” Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” and their role in “A Long Way Down.”
Lilly is Billy’s wife, Parker’s mom, who is a notable fighter.
- The actor is also known for their role in “Poker Face.”
Neil is Owen’s neurotic father.
- The actor is also known for their role in “Proof Of Concept,” their role in “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” and their role in “Obvious Kind.”
Margie is Owen’s mother, who seems like the female version of Neil until you learn about her wild past.
Rehan is part of the criminal underworld and has a notable crush on Billy. However, her relationship with him and Lilly is currently professional, and they, within the last couple of years, they betrayed Rehan, and she wants her money back – with interest.
- The actor is also known for their role in “Share,” their role in “Sorry For Your Loss,” and their role in “The Act.”
Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)
The Graveyard Chase
One of the few ways “The Out-Laws” stands out is a vehicular chase scene that has Billy, Lilly, and Owen in an armored vehicle running from the cops. The sole reason this is a highlight is because it is just a brilliant idea. Between the tombstones, mausoleums, and other obstacles, while an armored vehicle can plow through it all, the average police vehicle can’t so, while a mistake on Owen’s part, it is a brilliant one.
On The Fence
It’s Pleasant But Unremarkable
“The Out-Laws” is a quantity over quality film. Nothing about it really stands out. DeVine is playing his usual shtick, just instead of the jerk he is self-deprecating. Dobrev is the barely fleshed-out girlfriend turned wife, and no matter who you name, they bring the kind of character they’ve long been known for. There is even a James Bond joke to let you know no one is pushing themselves here. This is just a fun job featuring actors whose shtick might have been good while they were building their fame and reputation, but in “The Out-Laws?” That shtick shows little value compared to what made them famous.
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Does Lauren Lapkus have a large role?
No. She does play Owen’s rival, who works at the top bank in the State, but her role is minimal, and she only really gets to perform towards the end.
Does Blake Anderson have a large role?
No. he plays Owen’s cousin, and while seen in a dinner scene early in the movie, he is largely absent until Owen, Billy, and Lilly need a getaway driver.
Is Lil Rel Howery In The Movie A Lot?
Nope. Lil Rel, as a member of the security at the bank Owen works in has a minimal role since a good portion of the movie doesn’t take place at Owen’s bank.
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