Rated 4.0

A small-time L.A. hood (writer/director Jon Favreau) and his mouthy, moronic pal (Vince Vaughn) are sent to Manhattan on a mysterious money-laundering errand, wondering all the time exactly what they’re walking into. Favreau and Vaughn (re-teamed from their indie success Swingers) work well together; their scenes have such ease and immediacy that it’s easy to believe these men have been friends since childhood. Others in the cast are Peter Falk as their employer, Sean Combs as their New York contact and Famke Janssen as Favreau’s stripper girlfriend.