June 9, 2023

Broken Lizard is back! I’m back! Everybody’s back!


I admit, I haven’t even watched Super Troopers 2 yet, but I saw Quasi plastered all over Hulu, so I figured – why not? Husband and kids were at work on a Friday night…so after I was a good girl and finished up all of my MBA homework, I got to watching.


It was…juvenile, puerile, infantile – all the -iles…but it was still pretty funny. I will never apologize for enjoying poop jokes. Now that I’m in my 40s, bring on the hemorrhoid jokes!


I read The Hunchback of Notre Dame in…8th or 9th grade? It wasn’t for school or anything…I was trying to read all the classic horror…Frankenstein, Dracula, etc. Let me tell you…the book was a hard read. It wasn’t bad, like The Scarlet Letter was bad, but it was hard to get through. I’ve never seen the Disney version, but I’m assuming it has a much happier ending than the book…especially since there’s a sequel. I read that Disney is working on a live action version. I’m a little bit glad that Broken Lizard beat them to the punch.


The plot is totally different than the book, but they kind of had to do it that way, right? How do you make a Romani prostitute a funny character? ‘Gypsy’ is considered a slur now (rightfully so), and although there’s the chance of being accused of whitewashed the original story, it’s better to just avoid harmful stereotypes.


Although there’s the ridiculous romantic subplot with Quasi and the queen, the more important relationship is the friendship between Quasi and Duchamp. I could’ve used more of it, actually…


I enjoyed the stars each playing dual roles…it reminded me of Mel Brooks and Monty Python.


If I had to rank it, I’d say that Quasi was better than the flat Club Dread, but not as sophisticated as Beerfest, nor as bust a gut hilarious as Super Troopers. It was a good sofa movie.


Year – 2023
Rating – R
Runtime – 99 minutes
Genre – Comedy
Director(s) – Kevin Heffernan
Writer(s) – Broken Lizard
Actor(s) – Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske
BOB Rating – Two BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I have heard tell of the sweet song of the hunchback..." - Pope Cornelius (Paul Soter)

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