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Could somebody tell me WHY Weird Al was in this film...?
19 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a mildly--very mildly interesting documentary about the guy who invented Jelly Belly candy and basically threw the company away for practically nothing. My biggest question about the film is not about this guy but why was Weird Al in the film in various guest spots? Did he have some connection to the company or the candy industry? I assume not, as his clips seemed to come from left field. Other than providing information about the candy being is vegetarian-friendly (but not vegan-friendly), I didn't understand that. Now I am NOT anti-Al--heck, I went to his last concert when it came to town. But I just didn't see the connection between him and David Klein or Jelly Belly.

The film begins with Klein coming up with the idea of the candy as well as the initial difficulties he had marketing the candy. Then, it chronicles how the candy took off as well as the confusing story about why he sold his company for an incredibly small sum--even at the time when it was a much smaller company. The rest of the film seems to talk about how unsuccessful he was following this but how he's really a great guy. However, this confused me, as there was one BRIEF clip in which Klein's son talked about how the guy displaced his anger on his son when he was growing up. Apparently Klein sold his company without even having a lawyer involved during this process--and today has very little to show for it! This displacement did NOT fit with the guy the rest of the film portrayed--and it left me confused.

All in all, an okay documentary but one I found not all that compelling. While the film seemed to want the viewer to feel sorry for the guy, I couldn't help but think he was just a bit...well...foolish.


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