September 17, 2001

April has been after me for years to see it, I wish I had listened sooner.

I laughed so hard, I almost cried. I am not big on documentary style films, they became a little too fashionable after The Blair Witch Project, but there is no other way this film would have worked. Being able to “penetrate the fourth wall” made the characters even more ludicrous while making them more human.

Kirsten Dunst (the future Mrs. McIver?) is the center of the film, how could she not be? Of all the teen stars out there today, she is definitely the most likable. Her talent will likely outlast her looks, which is definitely not the case with Denise Richards. She was 28 when this film was released. 2-fucking-8. And apparently, she was the only one too stupid to be able to do a Minnesota accent. I have been praying for her death ever since Starship Troopers…

The director, Michael Patrick Jann, was previously from MTV‘s The State, one of the funniest sketch comedy shows ever. It’s not a sofa…it’s a looooove seat.

Kirstie Alley was very scary. She should do more black comedy, although I do consider Look Who’s Talking to be a black comedy.

Will Sasso must have lost like 300 pounds after this film. He looks positively svelt these days on Mad TV. Maybe he went on Jared’s Subway diet.

Watch it, it’s on cable every night this week.


Year – 1999
Rating – PG-13
Runtime – 97 minutes
Genre – Mockumentary
Director(s) – Michael Patrick Jann
Writer(s) – Lona Williams
Actor(s) – Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Brittany Murphy
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I'd have good strong roots in a town like Mt. Rose, a solid Christian trunk, and long, leafy branches for handicapped children to use as shelter." - Becky Ann Leeman (Denise Richards)