Walk of Shame belongs to the sub-genus of movie which usurp the clichés of the modern vulgar comedy and bring them a female treatment, something which has worked well in some occasions (Bridesmaids, The To Do List) and fatally failed in other ones (The Heat, Bad Teacher). Walk of Shame is on some intermediate point, because the solid performances compensate on some way a weak and unimaginative screenplay which loses many opportunities to exploit the stereotypical “walk of shame” situation. I would say that Walk of Shame is kinda like an adult version of Adventures in Babysitting which is fun to watch online, because both films portray a woman completely outside her element who must face the challenges of the big city (and, as a “coincidence”, these challenges also include criminals, identity confusion and improvised songs). The whole cast from Walk of Shame makes a competent work, but the film’s strongest point is Elizabeth Banks and free download fact, who has been stealing scenes in an uncountable number of films and TV series (specially, in Pitch Perfect, 30 Rock and Slither) for many years.
Banks takes the maximum advantage of the predictable situations and humorous clichés she’s assigned, proving that, yes, there are occasions in which a good actor can rescue a mediocre screenplay to some point. Besides, she’s well supported by the rest of the cast: Gillian Jacobs is as enthusiastic and credible in her role as she always is; James Marsden makes an adequate work as the gallant; and Kevin Nealon, Ethan Suplee, Sarah Wright and Alphonso McAuley make a good work in their brief roles. I don’t know if the humor from Walk of Shame exceeds the line of bad taste with some racist and sexist jokes; I wouldn’t have minded if they had been very good, but they aren’t, and they end up feeling like lazy attempts to bring an audacious and subversive edge to a story which didn’t need it. And, talking about sexism, I have to mention how well Banks looks with the yellow dress she wears in this movie; my apologies for pointing that out, and I won’t say more. So, Walk of Shame is a mediocre comedy which kept me moderately entertained mainly because of the performances, and I can give a slight recommendation to it because of that.
Stars : Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs
You could plausibly argue somebody was trying to make Walk of Shame a film about slut-shaming. Ironically, it turned out to be a movie that slut-shames as if its life depends on it. Some aspects work, but its humor largely relies on recycling the same unfunny joke (the protagonist, not a sex worker, is mistaken for and treated like one). There are vestiges of smart social commentary, presumably from earlier drafts of the script, but they're hopelessly watered down.
User 2 Review:
I'm very surprised. Not only is Walk of Shame not a complete fail, it's actually not so bad. The story itself is pretty farfetched (as it sets out to be), but Banks makes you root for her character by adding just enough charm and sweetness to the role. Yes, there are stereotypes and clichés running amok here, but this kind of movie doesn't work without familiar characters.
User 3 Review:
Walk of Shame was a good, funny, DVD rental movie. Elizabeth Banks is a very likable actor, she brings her A game to the big screen. I just don't get how someone could get lost in LA of all places especially with all the tech products. The best quote from the movie was when the crack dealer tells Elizabeth "you got to accept crack from a crack dealer and you will always be in the crack dealers heart." A good rental to watch once.