Could this be the start of a new genre – the rideshare action comedy? Who knows, but I wouldn’t be surprised. “Stuber” comes from Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse and sees Dave Bautista as a hard-boiled LAPD detective teaming up Kumail Nanjiani who play a soft-spoken Uber driver. Not a buddy movie pairing you see every day.
The trailer packs several good laughs. First the concept – a detective who will do anything to get his man, an Uber driver who will do anything for a 5 star rating. There’s potential there. The comic chemistry between Bautista and Nanjiani also looks promising. It looks relentlessly loud and violent, but the comic bits we see are pretty effective.
“Stuber” hits theaters July 12th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.