In this non-stop hilarious ride we follow a struggling Movie Studio that is willing to do anything to make a buck even if it means ruining its reputation, and running the Movie Industry into the ground. This film has everything that an audience wants from a LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY by taking a no-holds barred attack on the Spoof Genre from Blockbuster Action movies to Dramas and Documentaries to Popular Television shows. Written by
First things first - despite the title, this *isn't* a spoof movie in the realm of Friedberg/Seltzer, etcetera. It's actually a quite funny mockumentary about a struggling movie company who turns to spoof movies when all of their other ideas haven't worked... which, to be honest, is a pretty accurate depiction of Hollywood today.
Even then, the spoof movie plot is relatively subdued, taking a backseat to the hilarious antics and romantic failures of Randy, a movie crew nobody who manages to rise higher and higher through the ranks as the company falls to pieces, eventually becoming a director totally devoid of experience or basic intelligence. This is absolutely a 'love him or hate him' sort of character, but he never fails to deliver the laughs.
While the film isn't quite as celebrity packed as the artwork would have you believe - Burt Reynolds appears in exactly one scene - Chevy Chase and especially Michael Madsen put in memorable roles, Madsen being perfectly cast as a murderous convict who temporarily heads the studio. Another surprising highlight in the cast was Ellie Gerber, likely cast due to her uncanny resemblance to Scary Movie's Anna Faris, but nonetheless charming and likable.
Overall, it's a shame this film didn't gain more exposure, with much of the intended audience wrongly assuming it was going to be another in the long line of terrible spoof movies. Give it a chance, and go into it without any preconceived notions - I expected the worst and came out very pleasantly surprised.
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