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Bam Bam and Celeste (2005)

 |  Comedy  |  2005 (USA)
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Celeste (Margaret Cho) and Bam Bam (Bruce Daniels) escape their Midwest hometown for New York, and take on their high-school nemeses - the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - while discovering that true beauty lies within.

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Celeste / Mommy
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Bam Bam
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Eugene
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Jackie
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Darlene
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Stephan
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Ryan
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Alegra
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Neo Nazi
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Tony
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Legba
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Suburban Dyke
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Angela
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Eileen
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Linda
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Celeste and Bam Bam escape their Midwest hometown on an epic road trip to New York City. There they take on their high-school nemeses - now the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - and discover that true beauty lies within. Written by Anonymous

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The shortest distance between two points isn't always a straight line.

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The story is loosely based on Cho's experience growing up in San Francisco in the 1980s. See more »

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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Started out OK but got worse and worse
26 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Horribly directed. I'm going to assume that this is why Margaret looked like she couldn't act her way out of a paper bag but even the director couldn't ruin her turns as her mother, which were the film's highlights.

Who told Daniels to talk like that? He had to raise his voice so people would believe he was a fag? Oh please. It's kind of insulting if you think about it.

I was really looking forward to Margaret's first narrative film but was so disappointed. I've read her books and have seen most of the concert films. I find it hard to believe she actually thought this was funny but supposedly, she wrote the script. Perhaps she should stick to stand up.


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