The Other Guys

At the Movies

This time, we spotlight The Other Guys.

Sometimes, the brightest applications of a cappella in film occur when you least expect them. In this throw away bar scene, Will Ferrell’s character reveals unexpected roots in the community, joining a group of old-timers for a traditional sing-along (which, of course, features some delightfully absurd lyrics). This moment in the film is, at once, a nod to such traditions as well as the sort of quirky foray into musical flight of fancy, befitting of both a Ferrell film and the a cappella form.