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What's the Worst That Could Happen? Movie Review

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Some may think that titling a comedy called What's the Worst That Can Happen is asking for bad reviews using the title against itself, but this Martin Lawrence/Danny DeVito film is surprisingly decent. It's not great, but it's decent, which is more than what I was expecting.

Lawrence stars as a thief, who, in the process of robbing a mansion, is caught by its owner (DeVito) who decides to play a nasty prank and steal Lawrence's girlfriend's ring from him. What ensues is a back-and-forth battle between Lawrence and DeVito, all over a simple ring. Of course, in the end, as you know, they decide to just throw the ring away because "love is more important."

What's the Worst That Can Happen can be described as many moderately funny scenes with a few hilarious scenes thrown in. The scene where DeVito starts swearing on live television with the sign language translator throwing in funny gestures is hilarious. The movie also excels at having random little things in the background that are worth laughing at. Again, the movie isn't laugh-out-loud funny most of the time, but I wasn't bored once.

Both Lawrence and DeVito do well in their respective parts, but the show stealer would have to be John Leguizamo. He is really funny as Lawrence's friend, always saying just the right thing.

It isn't wonderful, but What's the Worst That Could Happen is surprisingly better than I thought it would be, and more shocking than anything else... I'd recommend it.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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