Desk jockey detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) stumble onto the heroic forefront in Adam McKay's latest laughfest collaboration ('Anchorman,' 'Step Brothers') with Ferrell. This is more than a straight-ahead send-up of the "buddy cop" convention, as Ferrell and Wahlberg burrow past the laughs until something almost recognizable and real emerges. Grade: B.
Alexis Bledel's big blue eyes and dimpled chin might be adorable, but they're not nearly enough to save 'Post Grad' from cliché-ridden mediocrity. Vicky Jenson's first full-length non-animated directorial effort (she previously co-directed 'Shrek' and 'Shark Tale') isn't sure if it wants to be a romantic coming-of-age tale or a kooky family comedy. Grade: C-.