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Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)

R | | Comedy | 25 August 1993 (USA)
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An off beat comedy about an out of work screen writing/artist that complains about being too cool, too talented and way too gay.

Director:

Jefery Levy

Writers:

Steve Antin, John Boskovich (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Antin ... Monkey Zetterland
Patricia Arquette ... Grace
Sandra Bernhard ... Imogene
Sofia Coppola ... Cindy
Tate Donovan ... Brent Zetterland
Rupert Everett ... Sasha
Katherine Helmond ... Honor Zetterland
Bo Hopkins ... Mike Zetterland
Ricki Lake ... Bella the Stalker
Debi Mazar ... Daphne
Martha Plimpton ... Sofie
Robin Antin ... Waitress in Canters
Frances Bay ... Grandma
Luca Bercovici ... Boot Guy
Chuck Grieve Chuck Grieve ... Guy at Taco Stand
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Storyline

A bit of the offbeat tedium that is the life of Monkey Zetterland, an unemployed actor/writer obsessed by the old Red Car commuter trains. We explore Monkey's life through his interactions with family, friends, and neighbors. Written by John Allison <johna@cs.colorado.edu>

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Life. It's A Trip.

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der ganz normale Wahnsinn See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$121,475
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Coast See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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[first lines]
Monkey: As a child I always felt responsible for my mom. Dad would be gone. She'd be alone for months, sometimes years, and eventually dad would come home. And I'd be okay. And everything would be all right. 'Cause mom would be saved.
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Movies like this give independent film a bad name
24 March 2007 | by jeuneidiotSee all my reviews

So this 1992 independent comedy was released on DVD a week or two ago and I thought I would check it out. Sad days for me, it blew. This is why independent film gets a bad rap, any dude with a lame idea can make a film with bad acting, worse writing and a silly plot. Not only did Steve Antin star in the film (his was the acting that was especially bad) he wrote the story, but he and the director must have had some connections, because they got loads of 2nd tier actors such as Patricia Arquette, Ricki Lake, Sandra Bernhard, Sofia Coppola, Tate Donovan, Rupert Everett (who did a good job) and other recognizable people to act in it. Did I say that the dialogue was especially bad? So Monkey wants to be a screenwriter, but his family is dysfunctional, and his sister has left her girlfriend, his mom is having a breakdown and they have rented a room to a dude and his angry, bulimic wife. This tries to be quirky, but compared to an off the wall excursion like "Little Miss Sunshine", it just ends up being annoying, up to and including the self-discovery at the end.

This movie is like french fries and hamburger with squid ink ketchup. It looks pretty cool, black ketchup on the fries and on the hamburger, but tastes nasty. Trying to hard to be cool and edgy attention to taste was completely ignored, and when you bite into it, the squid ink flavor overpowers decent flavor of the fries or the burger. 2/10 http://blog.myspace.com/locoformovies


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