Film Screening 28th August, 2005

Poster for The Pacifier

The Pacifier 

3:00 PM, 28th August, 2005

  • PG
  • 95 mins
  • 2005
  • Adam Shankman
  • Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant
  • Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot

Hollywood big screen action star Vin Diesel is- a babysitter. That's right, his career has reached that stage where it's time for his comic turn. In The Pacifier, Diesel plays Shane Wolfe, a Navy Seal who, due to a failed operation in which a man was killed, is assigned to take care of his family while the mother attempts to sort things out. Hilarity follows as Shane discovers that taking care of children was not covered during his training.
If you think The Pacifier sounds a little bit like Governor Arnie's Kindergarten Cop you'd be almost right. The biggest difference is that The Pacifier is better targeted at the family audience, dispensing with the dark aspects of Kindergarten Cop that seemed so out of place in a family comedy.
There's some big laughs to be had watching The Pacifier, unlike what the preview might imply- maybe those marketing people have been listening to everyone complain that the best jokes in films are spoiled by previews! We can only hope-

Brad Hoff