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The Starving Games (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 31 October 2013 (Argentina)
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In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.
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Seleca (as Dean West)
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Cleaver Williams (as Theo Crane)
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Set in the most depressing corner of a post-apocalyptic future, our heroine Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister's place in the seventy-fifth annual "Starving Games." In doing so, she must leave behind her smoldering just-a-friend Dale (Brant Daugherty) and team up with the geeky baker's son Peter Malarkey (Cody Allen Christian) in a fight for her life. But wait, there's more! She could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub at a six-inch price, and a partially eaten pickle! In The Starving Games, Friedberg and Seltzer's sixth cinematic spoof of box-office hits, the prolific parody duo has its sights trained on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! It's all the laughs and half the calories as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, action and fantasy films from The Avengers and Oz the Great and Powerful to pop culture characters and celebrities like Harry Potter and Taylor Swift. Written by Ketchup Entertainment

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game | pickle | fight | spoof | parody | See All (78) »

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All the Laughs... Half the Calories. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Bruce Willis look-a-like in the film, Eric Buarque, also played Willis as a stunt double in "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007). See more »

Goofs

The movie contains frequent discontinuities, including disappearing bee sting marks and bird droppings on Kantmiss's face, her broken teeth suddenly being restored, and more. All these discontinuities are intentional, and may serve several purposes. In particular, this allows the filmmakers to jump from one gag to the next without wasting resources on makeup that has already served its comical purpose. See more »

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Dale: You know, we could run away from here. We could live someplace else.
Kantmiss Evershot: Like where?
Dale: Anywhere that's better than here. Darfur, Syria, New Jersey...
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Crazy Credits

This motion picture is based, in part, upon actual events, persons and companies. However many of the characters, incidents and companies portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious. Any similarities of those fictitious characters, incidents or companies to the name, attributes or actual background of any actual person, living or dead, or to any actual event, or to any existing company, is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: E.T. XXX: A DreamZone Parody (2014) See more »

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Sports Central
Written by Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, James Katalbas, and Michael Mayeda
Performed by Distortion Orphans
Courtesy of Bridge Compositions
By arrangement with Format Entertainment
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For fans of Scary Movie and related spoof movies
17 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I don't really understand what people expect to find when they decide to watch movies like this. I do know what I can expect, because they are always the same. If you like this type of ridiculous, non-intelligent, dirty comedy, good. If not, why do you bother?

I had a good few laughs with this movie, and it entertained me more than other films that apparently are great (see pacific rim). This movie is not pretentious nor tries to amuse you with new, all fantastic jokes. It doesn't need much budget and it's something I appreciate. It's also better than other predecessors such as Disaster Movie or Epic Movie (those were actually quite bad). As I said before: if you like the Scary Movie saga and related spoof movies, go for it.

Now, 10 is probably a bit overrated, but I can't stand the 3 or so score that this movie shows at the moment, while other trash is in the 7s range.

I expect a lot of clicks on the NO button regarding if this review was useful to you. Please, be my guest, I wouldn't have it any other way. The day I am loved by the masses will be the day that I start rating movies like twilight with a score of over 5.


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