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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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Na'vi Guy
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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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From the guys who cooked up 'Date Movie', 'Meet the Spartans' and 'Vampires Suck' See more »

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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

For the first time in Friedberg and Seltzer's careers, the movie was a box office bomb, with only $3,889,688 earned against its $4.5 million budget. See more »

Goofs

Actor Hunter Baxley is listed in the credits as playing "Blonde Guy." It should have been "Blond" (masculine spelling) rather than "Blonde" (female spelling). See more »

Quotes

Voice: [off-camera] Hey, Phil, stay down there. Put your finger in his mouth.
Peter Malarkey: PETER
[breaking character]
Peter Malarkey: Okay. We're done. We're done with this.
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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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Spoofs Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) See more »

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Smash
Written by Barry Pointer, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), and Jason Rabinowitz
Performed by BPM
Courtesy of Bridge Compositions
By arrangement with Format Entertainment
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Of course it's bad! But it's very funny in places
25 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

What does one really expect regarding this kind of spoof outing? The Hunger Games is certainly an above-average target given how serious it takes itself. What's too bad in terms of the humor used in The Starving Games is the amount of low-brow fart/elimination/kick-to-the-nuts stuff that seems to show up in lowest-common-denominator humor. Yes, it's a bunch of sight gags, but many are fun and well-done. The leads are pretty/handsome and very well matched to the characters in the Hunger Games. I imagine this movie benefits from lots of beer with some amount of pizza...so you won't starve while watching this outing and a bit of judicious inebriation will certainly help elevate this movie.


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