In the conniving world of politics, even a professional shyster like Thomas Jefferson Johnson (Eddie Murphy) can find himself outmatched. After using name recognition to get elected, ... See full summary »
A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a ... See full summary »
Ricky Hayman, right hand of Good Buy Shopping Network's owner John McBainbridge, is responsible for over two years of very bad sales numbers. He gets a last chance. Accidentally, he and Kate Newell nearly run over G with his car and decide to take him with them. What they never could guess was that G really is the one good man around. Being on the search for enlightenment, G offers his help generously to save Ricky's job. His natural, uncontrollable behaviour soon gets Ricky into really big trouble, but the sales numbers now go up for the first time in months...Written by
Julian Reischl <email@example.com>
This movie was first in development in 1993, with John Candy cast as G. It was then put in development hell following the actor's death. See more »
I'm giving you two weeks to get things moving or you're history.
Wait a second. First of all, two weeks? You gotta give me a little more time than that.
Hold it! Hold it right there! Right there. Every day on the way to work, I pass a dozen guys carrying signs: "Homeless family will work for food" pathetic vet, god bless him. There's nothing I can do about them. The ACLU says they have a perfect right to stand there, so fine, let them stand there. But here, in my office, in my own goddamned ...
[...] See more »
Jon Monsarrat review: a feel-good comedy w/ deep thoughts
On the face of it, this romantic comedy is nothing special.
But for some reason, I'm just really pleased by this film. There is a thematic cleverness tying together all the humor, and the inevitable and obvious conclusion ends up being sweet and engaging anyhow.
I hate films that get melodramatic and sappy -- Holy Man skirted the edges but didn't fall into that trap. There aren't snappy comebacks and put downs like in Beverly Hills Cop, but there is some deep thinking. I wouldn't be surprised if for the right people this movie really meant something to their lives. Sort of like, but not as good as Groundhog Day.
Who should see this film:
-- romantic comedy lovers (and drag your spouse along)
-- generic comedy likers who can live without high action if there's a little philosophy
-- if you're not "in with the young crowd" and think Eddy Murphy flicks are too silly and "hip", this one is different
I'll give this one a 7 out of 10.
17 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this