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The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Special 9 November 2004
Twenty-three years after the release of the original Rutles documentary, famous artists, actors and musicians speak out on how the Rutles influenced them.

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Ron Nasty (archive footage)
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Stig O'Hara (archive footage)
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Barry Wom (archive footage)
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Leggy Mountintaback (archive footage)
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Jennifer Lopez
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Melvin's Son
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Rutles Fan
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Bill Murray The K (archive footage)
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Kevin Wongle
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After sitting on a shelf at Warner Brothers for over a year, Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch, the much anticipated sequel to Eric Idle and Gerard Corvin's 1978 mockumentary, is finally on release, revealing the final exploits of The Rutles as they do a reunion tour of America. Documentor, Dirk McQuickly, interviews many artists and personalities who were inspired by the legendary band, from David Bowie to Tom Hanks. Written by Anonymous

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A Painful Rip-Off
9 March 2005 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

As hilarious as "The Rutles: All You Need is Cash" is, this one, "Can't Buy Me Lunch" is a clear cut put-on and rip-off. The pasted-in, recycled footage from the original footage with spliced-in unfunny cameos by various celebrities does not make for an enjoyable viewing. In fact, some of the commentary clips are from the 70's Rutles production. Proof is in the footage of a much younger Mick Jagger. Beating the "trousers" bit into the ground became embarrassingly old, as did the stilted writing. Stick with the original, enjoy the two Rutles CD's (which are incredibly delightful), but "Can't Buy Me Lunch" is downright disappointing and sad.


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