Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Doug, a dorky young mamma's boy, who is about to get married to his beautiful bride, Callista, when he notices a change come over her. He catches her sneaking around at night and lying to him, and she's begun to display flu-like symptoms. So naturally Doug thinks she caught a disease while cheating on him. In reality she has become possessed via an ancient stone and she's been eating his friends and family without him knowing. When the truth comes out Doug and his remaining groomsmen (his best friend, his robot, and a Luchador) must team up with a psychotic gardener to stop Callista and her demon-possessed bridesmaids before they kill everyone in sight. Written by
I caught this at the Action on Film Fest in Pasadena this afternoon (July 26, 2010) and it cracked me up. This is high camp of the first order, NOT to be taken seriously, and very very funny. Lots of bang for a couple of bucks, and it's clear the actors are having a great time with the material. Morgan Mead is terrific in the lead role and newcomer Patrick Babbitt is dynamite as her intended, (as in Napoleon Dynamite, which the part reminded me of a little.) There's one goofy touch, which I won't give away, which was absolutely perfect--a visual gag played with a straight face throughout--bordering on brilliant. Needless to say: recommended.
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