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Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his ... See full summary »

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Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his first book published: 'Truck Stop Hustler,' a racy look at life on the streets as a junkie prostitute. After a string of humiliations by both publishers and music critics, the two hatch a plan to turn Theo's fictional book into an autobiography by having Terrance dress up as the story's protagonist, KK Downey, and claim all the events as having happened to him. All of a sudden the book nobody wanted becomes an overnight literary sensation, and Terrance has realized his dream of becoming famous. But at what price? Written by Anonymous

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The little film that could!
23 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I ranked this the second best of 2008, behind only "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". If you're tired of big budget, unfunny comedies clogging up the multiplexes and video stores, this might be the treasure you've been waiting for. The Kidnapper Films gang have made a remarkable feature, which in the era of reality TV and high profile plagiarism, is like a quasi-documentary in the tradition of "This Is Spinal Tap". All this for a quarter million!

Best buds Darren Curtis and Matt Silver are both pining away. Curtis for his ex, played by the luminous Kristin Adams. And Silver for fame and fortune he thinks his novel will bring him. Then "reality" intrudes, in the form of Pat Kiely as Adams' new boyfriend. And Dan Haber, in a role so deranged, trying to describe him here would only ruin a shift in plot one should experience when watching this for the first time. And give this multiple viewings, so the rock solid script and acting, perfectly cast down to the smallest part, can truly be valued.

Curtis is a strong male lead and Silver has the presence of a young John Lithgow. Adams is the sweet, but strong core of the story who holds it all together. Kiely struts through his pseudo-intellectual role with the macho bluster of a college jock from an 80's flick. And Haber has to be seen (and heard) to be believed. Do yourself a favour and check this out. I did, eight times!


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