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Bam Bam and Celeste (2005)

| Comedy | 2005 (USA)
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Celeste (Margaret Cho) and Bam Bam (Bruce Daniels) escape their Midwest hometown for New York, and take on their high-school nemeses - the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - while discovering that true beauty lies within.

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Lorene Machado

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Margaret Cho
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Margaret Cho ... Celeste / Mommy
Wayne Federman ... Redneck
Elaine Hendrix ... Jackie
Butch Klein ... Ryan
Katy Selverstone ... Allegra
Bruce Daniels ... Bam Bam
Sabrina Matthews ... Suburban Dyke
John Cho ... Stephan
Kali Rocha ... Angela
Kathy Najimy ... Legba
Jackie Kashian ... Eileen
Nisha Ganatra ... Linda
Alan Cumming ... Eugene
Michael J. McKenna Michael J. McKenna ... Giant
Ryan Landry Ryan Landry ... Clem
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Celeste and Bam Bam escape their Midwest hometown on an epic road trip to New York City. There they take on their high-school nemeses - now the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - and discover that true beauty lies within. Written by Anonymous

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The shortest distance between two points isn't always a straight line.

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The story is loosely based on Cho's experience growing up in San Francisco in the 1980s. See more »

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Spoofs Trading Spaces (2000) See more »

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Breathe
Written by 'Jeff McDonough' (ASCAP) and 'Margaret Cho' (ASCAP)
Performed by 'Margaret Cho' and 'Jeff McDonough'
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A New Cult Classic!
28 June 2009 | by Marian_typepad_comSee all my reviews

I LOVE this edgy flick and I'm here to tell you Celeste & Bambam is gonna be a CULT Classic. YOU HAVEN'T SEEN A FILM LIKE THIS BEFORE! The kinda wild combo of a funky Korean-American girl, Celeste Chun (MARGARET CHO) and hip, gay Black American guy, Bambam (BRUCE DANIELS) teams up to escape "in your face" white racism in the U.S. Midwest. While they work their way cross-country to overcome their past, Celeste tells Bambam "Someday people are gonna wanna hear what WE have to say!" Right on, Celeste! Then there's Margaret's spot-on interpretation of a goofy yet loving Mom, also played by HERSELF. "Who is this?" Mommy asks Celeste on the phone, "I'm sorry, I have to ask everyone for security reasons." There's so much going on in this film and there are more memorable lines & quirky characters. Brit actor ALAN CUMMING plays nice guy Eugene: "High school is the natural habitat of dictators," while JOHN CHO (Harold of "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle") plays the host of a TV show called "TRADING FACES." I love JANE LYNCH, too, as "Darlene Dawson" - "Just a leeettle bit'a in-breedin'. Just-a touch." And later to Celeste: "I think you're even more beautiful-er in the mornin'." Darlene's the white "lesbian Lone Ranger" with a sweet heart of gold. Later Celeste has a run-in at a gas station where she tells off a racist store attendant calling her ALL kinds of names. "If you're gonna be racist, get a 'neo-Nazi to English' dictionary!" You go, Celeste! I'm not giving away anymore, but mark my words: CELESTE & BAMBAM IS a whole new Cult Classic. If you can handle it check out this flick. Thanks Margaret and Bruce!!


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