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More Info:Kevin James, of King of Queens and Hitch fame, plays your typical everyman character in this movie. Paul Blart is a guy whose dream job (New Jersey state trooper) is just out of his grasp, but who's making the best he can out of the job he has: security guard at the local mall.
When movies like this come out of nowhere to top the box office for a few weeks, the lazy trend pieces blaze out of the woodwork, all but performing last rites over American cinema. We all tend to forget thatâ€”love or hate an oddity like Blartâ€”itâ€™s a comedy. And interestingly, a PG comedy at that, offering the tried and true pratfalls that Chris Farley is no doubt executing to entertain his fellow denizens in heaven/hell. Fortysomething star Kevin James has certainly put in the time to earn his close-up. The longtime star of sitcom The King of Queens, he only finally broke into blockbusters with supporting turns in Hitch and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. His Blart is a pathetic but well-meaning sap who finds himself in way over his head during a mall robbery. Seth Rogen has big Segway-riding loafers to fill with the just-released Observe and Report.