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My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  30 September 2005 (USA)
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"My Big Fat Independent Movie" is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as ... See full summary »

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"My Big Fat Independent Movie" is a spoof along the lines of "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie." It includes parodies of some of the indie film world's most renowned movies such as "Memento," "Pulp Fiction," "Magnolia," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Amelie," "Run Lola Run," "El Mariachi," "The Good Girl," "Pi," "Swingers" and many others. Written by Anonymous

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The comedy that exposes independent film for the first time. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual humor, language and violent content | See all certifications »
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One of the hugest box office flops of all time, costing $3 million to make and earning only $4,655 (0.2% of the budget) in its limited theatrical run. See more »

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Tough "genre" to parody
4 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The problem with this movie is that it's parodying something that really can't be parodied or doesn't want to be parodied. To parody indie movies means that there's a style to an indie movie that every indie movie has. But that's not the case which is why this movie loses a lot of the humor that comes from a great comedy like Airplane. A disaster movie, a superhero movie or a similar genre has a structure that's similar across all movies of its genre. But an indie movie doesn't have a similar structure. A early Weinstein period piece is very different from a Tarantino flick which is very different from a mumblecore movie. To say that all Sundance movies are alike means that there's a formula for Sundance movies that you just have to follow and you can get into Sundance. Perhaps that is what the screenwriter is trying to say. There may be some truth to that but he hasn't found the right vehicle to satirize that.


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