Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.
In Passaic, NJ, Elroy Fletcher runs a video store in a condemned building he claims was the birthplace of Fats Waller. Fletcher goes on a Waller centennial trip, leaving his foster son Mike in charge of the store. Mike's peculiar friend Jerry tries to sabotage a power station and nearly electrocutes himself, getting magnetized in the process. He inadvertently erases every tape in the store. Mike and Jerry hatch an plan to hide the disaster by making a homemade "Ghostbusters" to rent to a woman whom Fletcher will be phoning to check on them. Soon, with help, their homemade versions of films develop a cult following. Will this new business save the store and the building? What about Fats? Written by
This is a silly but harmless fun piece of fluff, guaranteed to put some
smiles on your face and give you somewhat of a feel-good feeling when
it's over. I'm sure that was the intent, and very little more. It
wasn't made to astound anyone or provide huge laughs. Yet, it has a lot
of charm and subtle humor.
It's a ludicrous story, so you just can't take anything seriously. The
premise is unique: two guys converting a dying video rental store into
a success by taking blank tapes of famous movies and making their own
20-minute versions! The new "movies" are so bad, they're good and the
neighborhood starts making requests and renting the new "sweded" movies
like hotcakes. Goofy? Sure. Tons of plot holes? You bet......but a nice
The more films you know, beginning with "Ghostbusters," the more you'll
enjoy this as the guys make these cheap knock-offs on budgets of about
a hundred bucks! In addition, Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover and Mia
Farrow were all fun to watch.
It's no award-winner, but you could do a lot worse.
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