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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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Robin Ballard ...
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Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love ...
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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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As Crónicas de Bronco  »

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

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$113,155 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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Michael Angarano was recommended to Jared Hess by casting director Meredith Tucker, though Hess was unfamiliar with his work. When he watched Snow Angels (2007), Hess was "blown away by his performance ... he embodied what the character need[ed] to be on every level." Snow Angels (2007) also featured Sam Rockwell (Bronco/Brutus). See more »

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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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Troll Girl: One of my trolls is named Teacup.
Chevalier: Um... I don't like it. I would go with Traginus, every time.
Troll Girl: [raises hand]
Chevalier: Yes?
Troll Girl: But I still like Teacup better.
Chevalier: It's not... it's not a question of liking it better. It's just... I'm... as an author... I'm picturing myself as a troll mother, I have just given birth to a litter of troll cubs, they are covered in placentiae, pawing at my many teats for the vital, life-giving collostrum. I'm not thinking, 'Hmm... Teacup.' Am I? It's just not... believable. And if 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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New World Anthem
Written and Performed by Jeremy Wall
Courtesy of Amherst Records, Inc.
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One of 2009's Most Underrated Comedies
1 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For some reason I managed to miss the reviews for Jared Hess' "Gentlemen Broncos" when it first opened in limited release. I saw the trailer for it some time ago, and was excited for it; "Napoleon Dynamite" and even Hess' follow-up "Nacho Libre" were two of the most off-kilter, refreshing comedies I've seen in the past decade. "Broncos" is absolutely no exception, expanding on and arguably perfecting the "geekverse" that Hess started with "Napoleon." This third film in the "Crayola Trilogy" may be so well designed for sci-fi geeks and lovers of Hess' first two movies, that it simply had no way to possibly survive in the mainstream market.

Me? I loved it. Not seeing any reviews beforehand, I was expecting a film that hit the same high notes of "Napoleon," and for me, I got them. I am also a sci-fi nut, and I like my comedies full of bizarre and strangely real people- this, Hess excels in, as well. I went to bed last night rating it a "10" on IMDb; I was shocked to see the rating at a mere "5.5/ 10." Flip over to Rotten Tomatoes; it's a "Rotten" at 16%. I also find it worth noting that neither of Hess' previous releases have been treated on IMDb much better--- I seem to remember a time when "ND" was in the Top 250, or at the very least had a much higher rating than it does today (6.9). I recall "ND" being hailed as a cult classic, only to see its popularity seemingly cripple later opinions of the film (regardless of the fact it started very small).

Anyway. I'm just saying I think Jared Hess' work has been roundly ignored for being truly great cinema. I can see why "Gentlemen Broncos" has not enjoyed the success of "ND"--- it is a truly far-out film, that only "nuts" such as myself are likely to enjoy; I spent my youth much like the lead character writing short stories and dreaming up far-off worlds--- for kids like that, and their adult counterparts, I can only say "See This Film." You won't regret it.


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