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Strangers with Candy (2005)
We was robbed
This movie is the biggest disappointment ever. I thank my lucky starts that I skipped paying theater prices for this lifeless outing.
Let me start by saying that I realize the creators probably didn't want to make this just another episode of the show, so they tried some different things. Well, swing and a miss, I say. I had to go watch a couple episodes of the show to get the taste of this turkey out of my mouth.
Mistakes, in no particular order include: Dan Hedaya as Jerri's father (why bring in a recognized actor for a less-than-a-role part like that one?), Matthew Broderick getting more screen time than Paul Dinello (who's more important to the fans?), a lack of the beloved music that knitted together scenes in the series (leaving this film oddly silent and creepy), Carlo Alban as the lackluster "Orlando" stand-in, Deborah Rush's humorless version of Stepmother Blank (She seems unhappy to be back in Strangers-land), Noblet is suddenly a Christian (Why is that?) and some of the lamest Principal Blackman dialog ever written (How about a little "I'm an obtuse man, so let me be oblique?). There's much more wrong with this, but I'll take a break.
Instead of seeming like a fond trip back to visit our favorite characters, this comes off as a bad pilot that was later retooled into series form. Can we scrap this film and pretend it never happened? No wonder it took so long to release. It's lifeless yellow lettuce where we should have had a feast!