By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated August 20, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
Sam Emerson

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

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The comedy concept is solid: Jeremy Piven plays a hard-driving used-car salesman — not such a stretch, right? — brought in with his freelance team to save a failing small-town dealership. It’s the execution that’s out of alignment in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, a slightly dinged endeavor from the makers of Talladega Nights: Barely controlled scenes of genial, scattershot political incorrectness (sexual, racial, you name it) bump up awkwardly against a soft, sad story of economic downturn. Ed Helms and Ving Rhames score laughs. But the breakout is Step Brothers‘ Kathryn Hahn as the tough (sales)girl who keeps up with the boys. C+

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