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Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  6 May 2005 (USA)
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"La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless celebrities (which usually ended in verbally--sometimes physically--insulting/assaulting them). Now comes "La La Wood"--Jiminy Glick's home. This is his story (sort of). Written by John Ulmer

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$25,660 (USA) (6 May 2005)

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$25,660 (USA) (6 May 2005)
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According to Martin Short (DVD commentary), the film was made in 20 days mostly in Vancouver, BC, with dialog improvised by the actors. See more »

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When Andre goes to the bathroom and turns on the shower, the sound of a door closing can be heard. But the door doesn't close completely. See more »

Quotes

Andre Devine: You know Ben DiCarlo?
Miranda Coolidge: We met in Vegas at ShoWest years ago.
Andre Devine: ShoWest? A strip club? You show your puss?
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Special thanks to all at The Mob Film Company, London. See more »

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An uneven big screen take on a small screen joke
23 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've rated this an 8 because even though it has trying sections, if you're a Glick nut like me, it's worth waiting (or on disc, fast forwarding past them) to reach the good stuff. The man Martin Short describes as a moron with power leaves his home in Butte, Montana and takes wife Dixie and two of their boys up to Toronto for the big film fest. And once there, the laughs really kick into high gear. Jiminy sleeps through a big ticket premiere, then writes a bogus rave review and, as only Glick could, lands a prized sit down television interview with it's reclusive star!

Short does double duty as Glick and director David Lynch, an uncanny imitation that holds the silly plot together with his recounting of the parallel Lana Turner / Johnny Stompanato scandal that forever changed the life of her daughter, Cheryl Crane. Elizabeth Perkins and my favourite, Linda Cardellini, star as a celebrity mother and her child who have the unfortunate lowlife producer Andre (played by the great John Michael Higgins) in their world like a sleazy time bomb waiting to go off. At least, his vulgar mouth is constantly ready for yet another wicked and disgusting remark.

Glick's "hard hitting" segments with Steve Martin and Kurt Russell are truly funny and the send ups of festival behaviour are probably closer to the truth than industry publicists would care to admit. If Short ever makes a sequel, let's hope there are flashbacks that give Higgins and Cardellini a chance to further flesh out their characters' lives and careers. I need a Glick fix!


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