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rkampel

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
So bad... it's good!, 16 October 2013
1/10

Let's face it: there is no way anyone can rate this movie higher than one star! It is ridiculous in every level, from the main protagonist's hairdo, to the fact that the "american" girl has a heavy french accent. Oh, and let's not forget the grown man's bedroom full of racing car posters and die-cast model cars. As if the director/actor was still living in his childhood bedroom at his parent's house... which he probably is!

But, like a horrible car crash, you just can't help but watching it. You can see this is a long-term project, as the 2001 release betrays the fact that this movie has an early 90s feel. Must have been in post-production for that long.

The one pity is that this movie hasn't made it to the "worst ever" movie lists, which would at least give it more visibility, and the opportunity to recommend it to others as the gold-standard of crappy garage-movies.

Herpes Boy (2009)
4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
Poor Man's Napoleon Dynamite, 24 November 2011
2/10

This movie tries to be quirky by ripping off the more successful Napoleon Dynamite. Lovable geek: check. Retro feel: check. Hammond synth soundtrack: check. The main difference however, is that the acting is really bad (the main character acts like a cross between Zoolander and Napoleon's Pedro), there is no discernible plot, the lines are too repetitive (how many times must he say he hates people) and characters are just too superficial.

I'm at a loss as to how the critics seem to love this movie, including the one who "didn't get" Napoleon Dynamite. I guess for once the bad movie ratings really do it justice.

I connected with this movie in one way: it made me hate people - everyone in it!!

5 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Utterly boring, 24 May 2003
1/10

Sitting through this movie is a true ordeal: as with all Stephen King turkeys, this movie is LONG and time seems to stop as nothing ever happens. In the end I couldn't believe that there was simply no purpose to this movie, let alone a plot.

Stephen King movies are either hits or misses: while some adaptations of his books have turned into great movies (The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile) others can only fall into the category of worst movies ever - Tommyknockers, Langoliers, Cujo, Christine or Needful Things all come to mind.

Avoid this movie at all costs. I'd rather sit through 3h of cooking shows than seeing this movie again!

2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
An introduction to Brazilian soap-operas..., 7 February 2002
3/10

I would recommend this movie mainly to people who would like to know what Brazilian soap operas are like, but are not interested in following the 200+ episodes, often badly dubbed. The storyline is weak, the situations are all-around superficial. What starts out as a dull situation tries to develop in some kind of feel-good movie.

The cast often over-acts, and most topics dealt with are basically only taboo within the average Brazilian society. Being directed by Daniel Filho, it comes as no surprise that this movie resembles so much those low-level soap operas we'd rather not have associated with Brazil's image...