Hollywood, you really never cease to amaze me. I never would have thought that on my list of “Must-See” films there would be a movie about two women running a scam coupon ring…honestly, I didn’t even know that was a thing.
It is, or was, a thing though. Queenpins, starring Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, and Vince Vaughn, is based on a true story. Apparently, two women who were fed up with how life treated them decided to help others while helping themselves. They stole coupons for free merchandise from a warehouse and sold them on the internet. Honestly, doesn’t sound like a big deal but apparently they did this ALOT. It’s mentioned in the trailer that it cost companies 10’s of millions of dollars.
Thankfully, they chose to tackle this subject on a comedic angle and damn does it look funny. Bell and Howell-Baptiste have great chemistry and most exciting of all Vince Vaughn is back at his Vaughn-iest. I’m sure we’ll see all kinds of comparisons to Pain and Gain but this seems like something altogether different and I can’t wait to see it.
Check out the trailer below and look for Queenpins September 10, 2021 in theaters!
Couponing goes criminal in the new trailer for Queenpins. From writer-directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, the film stars Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Vince Vaughn and Bebe Rexha. In theaters September 10th and coming soon to Paramount+
Inspired by a true story, QUEENPINS is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell – Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel McHale, with Bebe Rexha and Vince Vaughn
Writer-Directors: Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly
Producers: Linda McDonough, Nicholas Weinstock
Release Date: September 10, 2021