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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Waiting... Reply with quote

I'm sort of randomly watching this for the first time on Comedy Central. It's censored to shit, of course, but it's still fuckin' funny and makes me want to rent the real version. Why'd this get slammed so hard? We might have another Empire Records here. (Another ensemble-in-a-workplace comedy that got reamed by everyone, only to be discovered and cherished by me years later.) Jesus, even Dane Cook is making me laugh in this, and I never thought that would happen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ellipsis scared people away.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Waiting... Reply with quote

Rob Gonsalves wrote:
It's censored to shit


That's why it's probably funny.

Lots of great stuff in the movie, ruined by a lousy director too reliant on gross-out jokes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with O. Could've been great- hell, should have been great - but winds up a total obnoxious mess. I loathe this movie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I am remembering correctly, it might be worth the rental for the outtakes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed with everything that's been said. When the actors are left to their own devices and dialogue, the movie's pretty funny. The gross-out gags are obnoxious and embarassing.

But then, you could say the same about Clerks 2.
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