Hey gang, Valkor here. And I’m stilling rolling with the film punches, with a few more to dive into before the year’s end. Next up is a little rom-com that, for the most part, most of us guys can relate to – and hey, there’s something even women can get behind. It’s a little indie film called “Wingman Inc.” and its a definitely worth checking out.
Wingman Inc. focuses on two halves, trying to make a whole but with a little bit of a conflict to mix things up. On the one hand we have Bobby (Kristopher Turner), whose dream it is to one day be a dog psychiatrist, but he’s in way too much debt to focus on its take off, plus he’s having current girlfriend issues – they just broke up in the worst way. But thankfully Bobby’s greatest gift is that he has awesome wingman powers that would help just about any man score. His abilities are so good that his best friends Dutch (Brandon Heitkamp) and Zach (Ray Dennis) feel that he can make a financial killing by wingmanning for lonely, desperate dudes. Bobby is reluctant at first, but when he sees how much money he’s making and how quick it’s taking him out of debt, he’s pretty much all in.
We then switch gears towards Kristy (Erin Cahill), who also recently got out of a heartbreaking relationship; worse, she was bound for the chapel, but she fell out with her boyfriend in the worse way and worse still he left her with a huge bill. So of course she’s in financial straits, which her girlfriend’s think she can get out of it by utilizing her skills to cockblock for girls, who only want to have fun without skivvy dudes messing it up. Now since her breakup, her dog hasn’t been acting right, so she takes him to see Bobby. And while there are sparks between them, they're a little hesistant to make it official, though they do go on a couple more "dates", one with an hilarious circumstance. However the two have businesses that are opposing of one another and when it’s revealed to each other what they do, can the two still make things work?
Straight off the bad, I only one question about the film – who thought it was a good idea to have Zach with food in his mouth in nearly every scene? If it’s a running gag… then I don’t get it. I know he made a joke about having low sugar, but come on! And yet that still doesn’t take away from the funny of this film. And I’ll tell you why in the TOV Breakdown.
Wingman Inc. is a sweet indie comedy that ranks as one of the funnier films I’ve watched this year. And it’s easily relatable because you’re either a wingman yourself or you need one in your life. And for the ladies, you need that one friend who knows how to turn the guys away when all you want is to have a good time. Bringing together the two types makes for one hilarious experience. It’s not bust a gut funny, but still highly entertaining and I enjoyed my time with the flick. One of the funnier scenes is when Bobby meets a gal named Rhoda (Ansley Rubenstein), who has a bit of a dark streak. I thought there was potential for more laughs when she was named dropped the day after, but nothing came of it and I feel it was a missed opportunity not having her show up again. The acting is pretty decent with no complaints towards anyone, yet no real standouts either. Overall, I highly enjoyed Wingman Inc. and I'll definitely be adding it to my ever growing list of bro comedies (bro-medies).
First up the film is too long – run time of 105 minutes, when it should be chopped down to like 80 or 90 minutes; I think it could have easily been achieved if the film had tighter editing, which it needs. It just feels choppy, with a lot of “stuff” that could have easily have been cut out.
Wingman Inc is available now on either digital on demand or DVD. And if you’re looking for a romcom that’s the right amount of funny, then look no further you've found it! And out of TOV 5 stars, I give Wingman a 4.