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Chutzpah, This Is? (2005)

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The world's first ever Jewish Hip-Hop Supergroup struggles to make the video that will save their record deal.

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Dr. Dreck
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MC Meshugenah
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Jewdah
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Himself
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The world's first ever Jewish Hip-Hop Supergroup struggles to make the video which will save their record deal from falling through in this highly unorthodox, completely un-kosher documentary musical. Starring Dr. Dreck as George Segal (as Dr. Dreck?), Master Tav, the cantorial student turned rapper; MC Meshugenah, the koo-koo Jew; and Jew Da, the Rastafarian Jewish Philosopher. Also featuring cameos by Gary Oldman, Debi Mazar, Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell and Sharon Osbourne. This short film captures Chutzpah's underdog battle to stake their claim to fame as one obstacle after another rises in their path. Will they live up to the potential of their now-legendary demo tapes? Will they overcome internal tensions and maternal issues? Will they find the elusive dancers and venue for the music video their career hinges on? Not without a whole lot of chutzpah, and luckily these Hebrew homies got it. Written by Producer

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Clever and silly...if you like the joke
8 February 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a great mockumentary that many will no doubt enjoy and many others will fail to understand or appreciate. It's a short film about the first mainstream Jewish rap group and you don't need to be Jewish to appreciate it--this goy certainly enjoyed the film.

What's really interesting about this film is who they managed to get in it. One of the group members, Dr. Dreck, was played by George Segal of all people. At 71 years of age, this was quite a stretch!! Plus, they openly admitted it was Segal, though as they said, "being Segal was a role he played...he IS, in actuality, Dr. Dreck"! In addition, there were many cameos by some people in the recording industry but given my advanced age (44) I have no idea who they were, but I did recognize Gary Oldman in a cute cameo.

The songs aren't great but funny as you hear them rap about Chanukah (there are many different acceptable spellings, so get over how I just spelled this) and other aspects of Jewish culture. For those who know next to nothing about Judaism, much of this will fall flat, though I understood the references and laughed along with them.

Well made and silly. Despite being, in essence, a one-joke film, it worked well and I'd love to see more films like it. Word.


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