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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  January 2003 (USA)
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Hollywood's Pauly Shore loses everything, fakes his own death, and gets caught!

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Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a dead famous comedian appears who tells Pauly to kill himself cause he'll go down as a comedic genius who died before his time. Pauly then fakes his own death, and the media goes crazy. Celebrities are talking about him on MTV and girls are fighting over him on Jerry Springer. It's everything that he wanted...his plan worked. A week or so later the LAPD is tipped off about his whereabouts and they break down the door of the seedy motel room that he's hiding out in and throw him in LA County's celebrity wing. Written by Ciaran O'Shea

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Hollywood will never be the same.

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Shore's comedy film days are the only thing dead
29 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pauly Shore is one of my favorite comedians, and probably long forgotten about. Stoners in the nineties have turned into fast food workers who no longer know or need Pauly, and since he's milked his fifteen minutes of fame, no one really has followed the man himself since the late nineties most likely. Which is probably why he made this mockumentary faking his own death. Leave it to Pauly! Pauly Shore is Dead is just what it sounds like; Pauly Shore's career has taken a turn for the worst, and he is desperately begging his friend Kurt Loder, a more successful actor, for any role. Pauly begins to realize his purpose on this planet is none, and after getting some strangely morbid advice from Sam Kinison, Pauly fakes his death. This becomes a genius plan on his part because now he sees how the world reacts to him being dead. Surprisingly, everyone is sympathetic, and Pauly proves death is better than life itself.

Along the way, Pauly captures the reactions of celebrities of music and film like Pam Anderson, Ja Rule, Chris Rock, Carrot Top, Kurt Loder, etc. The interviews are very humorous, and sometimes make me forget I'm watching a film about Pauly Shore. Todd Bridges also makes a very memorable, and humorous cameo. The stars make the film without a doubt.

There isn't too much to say about this. I am a Pauly Shore fan, but it saddened me to watch him fake his own death. I enjoyed Bio-Dome and In the Army Now, and think there are far worse actors than Shore. He is rather funny in this film, and asks a very good/deep question in this film - "would you rather be a dead genius, or a living idiot?" Living idiot for myself.

But obviously this will spawn a line of more mockumentaries by Shore. I think his VJ, MTV, stoner comedy movie days are over. That was clear by Pauly Shore's Adopted that came out a few years after this.

Starring: Pauly Shore, Ashley L. Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Camille Anderson, Adam Sandler, Eminem, Charlie Sheen, Todd Bridges, and Ben Stiller. Directed by: Pauly Shore.


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