An old version of humorist Douglas Kenney tells the story of how he and Henry Beard parleyed their success in their campus magazine, Harvard Lampoon, into the commercial magazine, National Lampoon. Drawing upon their checkered lives and an aggressively puckish sense of humor, the pair created a publication that would redefine American comedy with outrageous drollery that grabbed the zeitgeist of the decade that expanded across various media. Unfortunately, for all his success, Doug Kenney with his overhanging insecurities, ego and irresponsible appetites began to consume him until he alienates everyone who ever cared and supported him even as they imitated him. In the end, this iconoclastic funnyman would come to a tragedy that comes when your comedy doesn't have enough distance.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The girl at the party who says she could be Missy, "if you want me to be," is wearing a shirt exactly like the one Lacey Underall wears when her character is shown for the first time in Caddyshack (1980). See more »
During the golf course chase, several present-day vehicles can be seen on the road. The scene takes place in 1980. See more »
Rave It Up
Written by Paul Sass
Performed by The Colors
Courtesy of The Numero Group
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music See more »
Enjoyable movie but a bit one eyed
This is a good movie. It's a story well told but it's certainly one sided. For one thing it ignores the fact that National Lampoon wasn't very funny. It is also a bit of a hatchet job on the parents and P J O'Rourke, whose least credit, as probably the funniest American print writer of the 20th century, is editor of NL.
Worth watching though.
12 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this