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Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

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Don Carlos
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Obnoxious Fan
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Lady Shopper
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Nerdy Girl
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Rod Decker
Isaac Demke ...
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Johnny Hoops ...
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Lonnie Donaho
Jizelle Jade ...
Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love ...
Camera Operator (as Daniel 'Doc' Love)
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Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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27 May 2010 (Germany)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,502, 30 October 2009, Limited Release

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$113,155, 6 December 2009
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People on set commented that Jemaine Clement and director Jared Hess bore a striking resemblance, which Clement explained by joking, "I've found directors often hire people who look like them." See more »

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When Chevalier is reading Benjamin's story he has just opened the binder, in the next shot it shows he has read at least half of it. See more »

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Benjamin: So, how do I avoid situations like that? I mean, the idea of somebody bastardizing my work really freaks me out.
Chevalier: I see. Have they paid you yet?
Benjamin: Yeah. They gave me a check.
Chevalier: Well, cash that check immediately. Enjoy your money. I mean, isn't that why we do what we do, dagnammit? For the money, for the riches of the earth! When the future generations will look back, do you think they will remember us for our writing? No, but for the wealth we have accumulated. Why do you think I wear this bracelet?...
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After the credits, we see Bronco cutting some of his hair and pasting it with honey on Vanaya's bald head. And then they kiss. See more »

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Written and Performed by Ray Lynch
Courtesy of Ray Lynch Productions
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No, no, no.
29 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

There's a prophetic line hidden in Jared Hess's new film, "Gentleman Broncos," which opens in limited release this Friday:

"People hated your movie," says a main character, "some of them walked out."

I had the painful experience of watching Gentleman Broncos at a DC screening on Tuesday. Gentleman Broncos is a 90 minute march of superficial characters, and endless, sophomoric jokes that don't further the plot or serve any purpose. There is very little of merit in this film to hold on to. Much (way, way, too much) of the film is spent in the god-awful story-within-a-story fantasy world of "Yeast Lords," which is a barrage of sophomoric jokes and gross-out humor. Attempting the whole, "it's so bad it's funny!" thing-- but it's so over the top and charmless that it wears quickly and doesn't pull of the "funny" part. Snakes pooping on people and plots based on gonads being stolen is not an example of satirical comedic genius. It's the work of a lazy writer crossing their fingers, hoping someone might laugh.

I'll give this movie one star, because it only had one: Jemaine Clement was undoubedly the shining light of this film. Clement is undyingly charismatic on screen, and turns even this weak script into something worth listening to. However, with the serious and underlying issues that riddled the rest of this film, there's no way Jemaine Clement could have saved the show on his own- he's just what kept me from leaving the theater.

The commenter below me compares this film to Wes Anderson, Scorsese, and the Coen Bros-- they must be a close personal friend of Jared Hess, or a PR agent for Fox Searchlight, or maybe we saw different movies. The film that I saw had very little in it to hold on to. As a whole, Gentleman Broncos is charmless and unsatisfying. Avoid, avoid, avoid.


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