Some celebrities aren't meant to cross over into different mediums. While they may look good on a concert stage or in a series of small-screen comedy sketches, that doesn't mean they're headed for cinematic superstardom. Certain performers need to stay well within their audience-gauged abilities. Take Kevin James, for example. He's a wonderful stand-up comedian and a decent sitcom spouse. But put him in movies and suddenly the limitations start showing up. This is definitely the case in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. While this PG-rated romp is clearly aimed at a less sophisticated crowd, the comic's genial nature constantly tries to lift the material. It doesn't work.
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