One Night At McCool's (spoiler or two)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brad_W, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Brad_W

    Brad_W Screenwriter

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    I watched this last night (I'm not sure if it's out yet or not) and found it to be rather funny. I don't normally enjoy comedies, but this was pretty cool.
    This movie does have one of the best (for silly films that is) endings I have EVER seen.
    Paul Reiser is running down a street, stops and:
    Spoiler:a dumpster falls on him, killing him. Role credits.
    I actually have nothing intelligent to say about this movie, just that it was funny and is worth watching.
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  3. Joel Mack

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    Don't worry, I agree with you, Brad. [​IMG]
    Then again, I'm the "Bubble Boy" fan...so obviously I'm warped.
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  4. SteveA

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    I just saw this film last night and I must say - IT SUCKED! It did not have any redeeming qualities. It makes Freddy Got Fingered seem like Oscar material by comparison.
     
  5. Barry S

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    I liked it.
     
  6. Ross Williams

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    I saw this film at a sneak preview a month or so before it was released to theaters. I really enjoyed the film, but I knew it was going to bomb. For some reason people don't "get" these types of comedies the first time around. I bet in 10 years this will be regarded as a cult classic.
    This is exactly the type of film that finds its audience on video.
    I liked it because of the witty comedy. The way people's stories conflicted. The fantastical approach to it all. I thought it was well photographed and directed. The performances were all decent enough. And what straight male wouldn't appreciate the car wash scene. I'd say this is one of the few good comedies of the year.
    For you people that haven't seen it, ignore the bad reviews and give it a chance. If you like dark comedies this is right up your alley.
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    Other comedies that I loved, but bombed at theaters, and are now finding wider appreciation; Mars Attacks!, Cable Guy, Kingpin
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  7. Bruce Hedtke

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    Overall, I would give it a marginal recommendation. It has marginal talent, a marginal plot devise and marginal originality. All in all, pretty marginal. But...
    The Spoiler:YMCA reference at the end may have been the moment of the year for me, as far as comedies go. I just completely didn't see it coming and it was set up quite well throughout the film.
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