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Repo Chick (2009)

 |  Comedy  |  9 September 2009 (USA)
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As a repo chick, wealthy bad-girl Pixxi and her entourage get mixed up in a devious kidnapping plot that threatens to wipe out the city of Los Angeles.

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Lola
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Grandma De La Chasse
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Aldrich De La Chasse
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As a repo chick, wealthy bad-girl Pixxi and her entourage get mixed up in a devious kidnapping plot that threatens to wipe out the city of Los Angeles.

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Arizona Gray: [Referring to Pixxi's repo skills] She's too good.
Aguas: Hmmm?
Arizona Gray: Yep. Look at her stats. Since yesterday, she has ripped five cars...
Aguas: Fantastic!
Arizona Gray: Four homes...
Aguas: Terrific!
Arizona Gray: Three planes... six shopping malls, and two places of worship.
Aguas: You're saying that if she continues thus, her work will be the standard by which ours is judged?
Arizona Gray: Exactly. We got us a live on, Aguas, filled with boundless energy, ambitious, sadistic, fast.
Aguas: Better add sand to that gas tank.
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No salvation from the boiling blistering fires of eternal damnation
13 December 2011 | by (Annandale, VA) – See all my reviews

In the not too distant future of an alternate reality, a Paris Hilton-like celebrity cut off from her fortune discovers she has a knack for the repossession business after joining a firm which not only has cars in its holding yard but also factories, cruise ships and what might be a nuclear power plant. Enticed by a million dollar bounty on a vintage train, she ends up in the middle of a terrorist plot to force the President of the United States to outlaw golf and become a vegan.

This movie isn't so much a "Repo Man" sequel as it is a remake taken to ridiculous extremes at the expense of things like plot, character development and cinematography. It's loaded with references and parallels to "Repo Man" and at least 8 actors from the original (not including Cox) appear here as well. I got a big kick out of this, but it will obviously be lost on anyone who isn't a "Repo Man" fan and won't appeal to many of those who are, so we have a movie that by design has been made primarily for the benefit of a small subset of the small cult following of the original.

The movie is unique, however, in the way it creates the fantasy world in which the action takes place. A surreal environment is produced by being filmed entirely in green screen with the floors and backgrounds added later. Although the opening scenes are made to look almost realistic, the movie increasingly uses obvious toy models and cartoon animations as it progresses. Most of the film's entertainment value comes from accepting this alternate reality as a place which is at least possible in our imaginations even if completely implausible in the real world.

The point of the movie, of course, isn't the thin, absurd plot but the satire which gets leveled at many aspects of modern society. I would assume that the shallow and fictitious nature of the environment created in the film is supposed to represent those same qualities in the targets being satirized. Topics such as celebrity culture, heartless corporations, liberal activists and homeland security all get the Cox treatment. Unfortunately, it's done without the depth, coherence and brilliantly insightful dialog found throughout "Repo Man". Although I very much appreciate all the things Cox was trying to do, I would still find it hard to recommend this movie without attaching numerous qualifications to such a recommendation.


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