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Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
well worth the rent
Personally I saw it in the theater but i will be renting it again.
The story is absurd (even for the horror genre), the plot is predictable, the Elvis make-up is bad, the end lags considerably, and yet.. This movie was great.
It's not gonna win any awards but the director goes about his business with his tongue set firmly in cheek and the actors are both dedicated and brilliant.
I've always hated Elvis and enjoy any opportunity to witness his public ridicule but i must say the film is strangely engaging at points. it actually made me start daydreaming about the whole sad inevitable end to the popular Elvis Conspiracy Theory. Similarly Ossie Davis' (as usual) wonderful performance has you almost convinced that his character might be telling the truth.
Both character take up the fight against their villain of evil as a personal obligation, some way to regain their dignity from the ever tightening grasp of their own mortality
If you're looking for a scary horror flick, if you're seeking an in-depth stirring portrait of nursing home life, if you're after an elvis homage or even for riveting dialogue, well, honestly you've probably already been turned away by the preview/premise, but if you're just into being entertained by something that's at turns silly, stupid (intentionally), intriguing and, yes, even sweet; then Bubba Hotep is your ticket. Enjoy!