Diane Blaine has the face of a movie star. Unfortunately, fallen star/tabloid queen Jamie Stephens already made it famous. Hollywoods constant rejection due to what Diane refers to as "TJS" ("Too Jamie Stephens") has made her bitter, frustrated....and, yes, whiny. Co-worker/boyfriend Jack Sanders doesn't help matters. His idea of ambition is letting it ride. Now he's in major debt to a trigger-happy mobster who, interestingly enough, has a thing for Jamie Stephens. Jack's only way out? Convince Diane to be Jamie and wipe out the debt having one meal with a made man. It's literally the performance of her life. With Jack's on the line.Written by
Look, I know, I know. Chris Kattan is definitely a red flag in a movie. And David Spade and Norm MacDonald are, let's say, erratic in the quality of their movies. SNL-cast movies tend to be based on a dumb premise with few gags to relieve the predictable tedium.
But basically everything comes together in this gem. The pacing never flags, there are multiple nutty plot-lines that all weave together most satisfactorily. And Norm MacDonald is at his absolute deadpan best, constantly saying these lines that are some combination of disgusting and/or insane as though he's a sophisticated aristocrat having the most reasonable conversation in the world.
This is a comedy that had me laughing from beginning to end --- and I'm a guy who stops watching most so-called comedies after 10 minutes because I haven't seen one thing that's funny or intriguing.
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