Kevin Corrigan, who has made a career out of playing an annoyed grouch, gets a chance to really shine in Results, a funny comedy about a man who suddenly becomes rich—and has no idea what to do with his money or his life.
Corrigan plays Danny, a newly divorced man who has come into an inheritance. It’s a lot of money, but it hasn’t changed his disgruntled and confused attitude toward people—an attitude that isn’t helped by a lot of pot-smoking and drinking.
Danny decides he’s going to try to buy his way back into shape, so he goes to a local gym, where the owner, Trevor (Guy Pearce), takes fitness a little too seriously. Kat (Cobie Smulders) is assigned to Danny as his personal trainer. She makes house calls; they start smoking pot; this all leads to complications.
Corrigan is dead-on funny here, making every moment he is onscreen worth something. Pearce gets a chance to show his comedic side, and while he’s mostly playing the straight man, he still garners some laughs. Smulders is a revelation, showing she has a real talent for oft-kilter characters.
There are a couple of plot elements that don’t work, however. Trevor has a fantasy world he goes to when he closes his eyes; this gimmick isn’t funny and feels out of place. However, the compelling cast powers through any problems.
Results is available on demand and via online sources including iTunes and Amazon.com.