So 30 Minutes or Less stars Eisenberg as a pizza delivery guy named Nick, and the thirty minutes makes it one of those places where if you don't come on time, you don't get paid. Though when Eisenberg delivers, he sets his watch to thirty minutes yet it still takes time for the pizzas to be made, oh well. This movie has a few more flaws you should perhaps know about, perhaps not. But anyway, he's a pawn, sort of like the Nick Carraway of The Great Gatsby in this story. Two drunk hooligans named Dwayne and Travis want to kill Dwayne's father, just because he's kind of strict and Dwayne apparently can't move out or get a job. The thing I had against this was how menacing and aggravating he is towards his own father for no important reason, at least nothing shown here, and if he wanted to kill him, he didn't have to choose someone with no connection, strap a bomb to him, and convince him to rob a bank within 10 hours to pay for a contract killer to assassinate his father. Breeeathe...Sigh. But yes, that;s what happens. And it's clever how they'd use someone with no prior connection; a pizza delivery guy to do the job. So now Eisenberg and his friend, or ex-friend because of him confessing his love with his sister, must let bygones be bygones and rob a bank in less than 10...no, 9 hours.
Now I wanted to see this, because of it's 3 good plot structures. 1: Someone with no experience has to rob a bank? How will he do so? 2: There's a countdown to help us not let our minds wander. 3: It had Mark Zuckerberg calling the shots. In the back of my head, I sort of knew this would have swearing in it, and sometimes it's a good idea to make your movie R, especially when you use it for drama. Philomena used the F-word a few times and made those few times punchy and transcending. Unfortunately, I can't think of any movies off the top of my head that I liked which use the F-word as much as authors use conjunctions like it does here. I never really got into understanding why swearing every minute was funny or entertaining. The soundtrack is fine, I guess - all punk and Rock of Ages, and a scene where a woman literally strips make a dead giveaway that this is meant to be a comedy rather than a road chase movie. And I didn't hate this movie by a long shot, and there are several times where the movie shows a unique friendship and zigzags into different turns, and Jesse Eisenberg helps; I think my favourite scene was when they attached the bomb to him and we got to see him relatably terrified. Not only that, but his scene with Pen Gun shows courage. But what makes the movie spin upside down and crash is when a scene goes on for too long with a little too much idiocy. It could've worked. It almost does. But it's more than a few minutes late for delivery.