DVD TV Show Reviews
This is an awful movie. I never thought Chris Farley
was the funniest guy on Saturday Night Live, but his stuff was mostly
okay. You would think that a movie produced by SNL's Lorne
Michaels and starring Farley and David Spade would be somewhat funny.
But you would be wrong. Even adding Rob Lowe into the mix doesn't
help much. Take the worst SNL skit ever, and it's still funnier
than this movie.
All of the jokes are predictable. 15 minutes into the
movie, I still hadn't laughed once. 3 minutes later, when Rob
Lowe, covered in mud, says, "These shoes are Italian. They cost
more than your life", I did laugh. But that was not enough to make up
for the rest of it.
Farley plays a really stupid guy. Spade plays a
sarcastic whiner. Lowe plays a sneaky guy. Big surprise on
all counts! Ha ha. If I had watched it in a theater, I would have
left by that time.
The packaging is really nice. I didn't like that I had
to sit through the commercials and previews before the movie (normally
you can go to the menu and avoid them). I could fast-forward through
them but even that much is more annoying than usual.
There is a whole disk of special features on this "Holy
Schnike" version. This is not a new movie, so I guess it originally came
out without many features, for those who just couldn't wait for this
movie to come out on DVD (I really don't want to know any of these
There are four behind-the-scenes shorts that should
please any fan, plus storyboard comparison, additional scenes
(presumably, ones that were deleted), a gag reel, photo gallery, and
trailers from both TV and movies. This is standard stuff, but they
do a nice job of it, I have to say.
I'm sorry that Chris Farley is dead...it would have been
nice to see what better movies he did later, after his career moved
beyond the "ex-Saturday Night Live" stage, like Spade's has. To
put it in perspective, even Spade's "Joe Dirt" made me laugh a whole lot
more than this movie.
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