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The Onion Movie (2008)

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Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.


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We watch the Onion News, America's Finest News Source, with Dana Dobbs, Senior Correspondent Kip Kendall, and award-winning anchor Norm Archer. In addition to watching the news, we see the program's commercials, some commentary on the film as it proceeds, and we watch some terrorists in training. Behind the scenes, Onion News's corporate owner, Global Tetrahedron, seeks synergy by promoting its other products within Norm's news broadcast. Norm doesn't like it, especially when a toy penguin (think Energizer Bunny) waddles across his desk promoting a Global Tetrahedron film starring Steven Seagal. But Norm may end up needing Steven's help. Written by <>

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The character of "Melissa Cherry" is an apparent spoof of singer Britney Spears. Ironically, Spears' future ex-husband Kevin Federline has a cameo in the film as a back-up dancer in one of Melissa Cherry's videos. See more »


In the scene they are playing the board game and one of the guys is drinking "Hawaiian punch" the level of the drink goes from full to empty back to full. See more »


Cock Puncher: I don't think you have the balls.
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Crazy Credits

Watch after the credits as Norm Archer comes on screen sitting at his news-desk saying "For the Onion News, this is Norm Archer. Fuck you and Good Night". See more »


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American Humo(u)r.
15 June 2008 | by (Greenock, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I have just watched this movie and it was one of the funniest films I have ever seen. I believe this film got bad reviews in America. It has often been said that the UK doesn't understand the US humour and vice versa. I would just like to point out that this movie has hit the spot where UK humour is. This is a seriously great movie and if it was marketed well in the UK it would be a triumph. Well done ONION.

We gave you 'The Office' and you are finally understanding that kind of understated comedy. The Onion Movie has made me more determined to look out for more American comedy like this.

Never mind what all those stuffy critics say (as parodied)... this is a great watch.

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