Cincinnati Filmmaker's Comedy 'Movers Ultimate' Hits Streaming Services This Week

It looks to be a raunchy slice-of-life comedy in the same vein as Super Troopers or American Pie: a few boner jokes, but with a steady rhythm of sentimentality to give the film an emotional center.

click to enlarge A still from Movers Ultimate, a comedy created by Cincinnati filmmaker Ben Rood. - Photo: YouTube screenshot
Photo: YouTube screenshot
A still from Movers Ultimate, a comedy created by Cincinnati filmmaker Ben Rood.
Local filmmaker Ben Rood’s newest movie Movers Ultimate is available to view on Vudu, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play starting Aug. 19.

The movie was filmed in 2020 in Cincinnati and tells the tale of a moving company’s weird day at work as they load up several trucks from an affluent McMansion and unload at their client’s significantly smaller new home, all while the moving crew would much rather get blackout drunk. Property destruction and misadventure ensues. 

The film's tagline goes: “A movie for anyone who's ever done manual labor. For anyone who's had to move. Or anyone who's hated their job and just wanted to party.”

After watching the trailer on YouTube, it looks to be a raunchy slice-of-life comedy in the same vein as Super Troopers or American Pie: a few boner jokes, but with a steady rhythm of sentimentality to give the film an emotional center.

Starring Shawn Knox, Andy J. Carlson and Annalese Poorman, Movers Ultimate styles itself a bromantic comedy and, if you were to do a quick web search for bromantic comedies to get a basis of comparison, you’d find titles like Superbad, Pineapple Express — pretty much every movie Seth Rogan’s worked on. So, if you’re a fan of that kind of stuff, Movers Ultimate looks to be a solid contribution to the genre.

The director’s first movie, an indie horror titled Don’t Run, premiered in 2019 and gained some good press, though, according to the film’s website, Rood quotes his father’s reaction to the movie: “I had a colonoscopy once, and they let me watch it on the TV. It was more entertaining than Don’t Run.”

You can watch Movers Ultimate on Vudu, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play beginning Aug. 19.

To learn more about the movie, visit moversmovie.com.


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