A darker kind of funny

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS -

The con­cept of Mark Wahlberg as a comedic ac­tor shouldn’t be too odd by now. Though he wasn’t in full-blown comedies un­til “The Other Guys,” with Will Fer­rell, and “Date Night,” he played amus­ingly obliv­i­ous in “I Heart Huck­abees” and stole ev­ery scene he had as a cocky in­sult ma­chine in “The De­parted.” He’s re­united with that film’s foul-mouthed screen­writer, Wil­liam Mon­a­han, twice, in­clud­ing last year’s deeply sar­cas­tic “The Gam­bler” and a small part in his up­com­ing film “Mo­jave.”

“His scripts just speak to my own sense of hu­mor, the way I look at stuff,” Wahlberg says of Mon­a­han’s work. “I just love the rhythm of his writ­ing. He gets me.”

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