Review of: Speakeasy 

reviewed by kevans2121 on 02/02/2009
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speakeasy Credited Review
This was a funny story about prohibition in modern times. The dialogue was very witty, almost every line seemed to have a joke of some kind. Characters were good, although I don’t know if girls who drink to the point of passing out are very sympathetic. I know it’s a double standard, but seems okay for “boys to be boys” but girls should be more civilized. The premise seemed a bit contrived to me, but it’s a comedy so I guess I can go with it. incidentally, when I was 18 you could drink in jersey but had to be 21 in pennsylvania, so kids used to come over from PA for that purpose, quite often wrecking from drunk driving on the way home. curious- don’t the cops' booze bracelets detect if you’ve been drinking or something? at least that's how it worked for tracey jordan on 30 rock. some of the humor seemed a bit raunchy even for an R-rated movie – specifically references to anal sex and bustin’ a nut. Structure and formatting were good, the writers obviously know their craft. Don’t know that the characters had much of an arc, as they still are boozers at the end. I thought maybe ryan would end up going to college but still be involved with managing the bar, etc. a fun fast read, made me smile. Good luck!

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