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Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

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Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
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Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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27 May 2010 (Germany)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$11,502 (USA) (30 October 2009)

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$113,155 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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The character of Chevalier is based on Utah based science fiction and fantasy writer Dave Farland, who also writes under the name Dave Wolverton, and who conducts popular novel writing workshops and seminars. The "Yeast Lords" is a take off on his popular and best selling books, The Runelords. See more »

Goofs

When Chevalier is reading Benjamin's story he has just opened the binder, in the next shot it shows he has read at least half of it. See more »

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Vanaya: Our fathers fought valiantly and victoriously in the battle Shiro. I was but a child then, maybe you don't remember. When your father died at the hands of Daecius, your mother wept so hard that her milk dried. To keep you alive, we shared suckle at my mother's breast.
Brutus: Vanaya?
Vanaya: Tis I.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Bronco cutting some of his hair and pasting it with honey on Vanaya's bald head. And then they kiss. See more »


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Wind of Change
Written by Klaus Meine
Performed by Scorpions
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Movie; Bad Reviews
2 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the critics would have it, this film did not see the success of Napoleon Dynamite. I believe it is because Napoleon Dynamite had a better trailer. It enticed movie goers to see it. Please also note that the critics buried Napoleon Dynamite (before its wide appeal) as well. The movie goers saved the movie.

I was one of the first to see it. At first viewing, it did not seem like much. But that is the style of Jared and Jerusha Hess. One does not watch their movies once and love it. One watches their movies and finds something funny not noticed before every time. Then the love of their movie grows in the viewer's mind. And for Napoleon Dynamite, the critics had to admit there was something more to it than a cheaply made movie.

The Hess's style of writing does not focus on some crazy, larger than life shot 'em up. They always focus on the boring and average people. They make us find what is great in most of us (the commoners). I love them for that.

To set the record straight, Gentlemen Broncos was better written than Napoleon Dynamite. It had more of a plot, and the characters were far more interesting. The topics covered were more far reaching. I won't spoil the movie, but I will warn viewers against critics who allowed every Adam Sandler movie, all Michael Myers movies, American Pie movies, and Meet the Spartans to make their way to theaters. Just because they left this one out doesn't mean that it was a bad movie. Give it a chance and you will see that this was a funny, creative, and heartwarming movie.

PS the humor was not crude in my opinion. I think the PG-13 rating was excessive.


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