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Pump Up The Jam
Written by Kamosi and De-Quincey
Bogam / Universal Music Publishing N.V.
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Performed by Technotronic featuring Felly Kilingi (as Felly)
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edgy, dry, dark and ridiculous
Funny NZ movie, don't be swayed by some poor reviews from people who likely prefer their humour served up American style rather than Antipodean, but I for one appreciate their edginess, no limits and ability to laugh at themselves very much indeed, I think its quality. This film doesnt come across low budget to me as some reviewers claim, I think its on point, well acted with laugh out loud bits in it. I love the fact the two main actors wrote, directed and starred in the film, which is about a business run by two friends who offer a service dumping peoples partners for them, the varied and extreme ways they go about it is at times too funny/shocking for words. Amongst many brilliant scenes there is a short but fab cameo near the beginning, a tinder date getting down to it played by the wonderful Jermaine Clement (What We Do in The Shadows, Men in Black 3). The whole film is edgy, dry, dark and ridiculous throughout - but not at all heavy. I thank the Lord above that we have such quality stuff coming from the other side of the world to lighten our northern hemispherical lives, Chris Lilley's Summer Heights High, No Activity, What We Do in The Shadows spring immediately to mind, and although this isn't quite the same caliber, it IS under the radar quality comedy and I can think of many worse ways to spend an hour and a half on a dark February evening in the UK.
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