This movie is the mack diggity.
"Say-la-vive." "What are you speakin' French for? You're Italian!" The timeless words of Dom DeLuise, I love this movie. I wicked want to find more people who like it! I can't believe those reviews on this blasted thing -- so many bad ones... that means that not only did people hate it, but they hated it enough to go out of their way to say so! (And in many cases, to be quite specific.) This is the user comments I'm speaking of -- not the professional critic reviews (although those were all bad, too.) One quote from the latter I can remember is about Kevin's being a Kid In The Hall -- "...which tells me he should know better." Ouch.
I wonder how Bob Hoge feels about all this -- not too good, I can imagine. I would love to tell him how much I *loved* the movie, and not to listen to anyone else! He's an influence as well as a comedic deity!
Much of it was the acting -- combining the talents of Kevin McDonald, Paul Greenberg, Rodney Dangerfield, Dom DeLuise, Lou Ferrigno, Barbara Crampton, and even Joey Buttafucco -- which inspired such delightful lunacy. In any other case these pairings would be ridiculous but it just fits so right in this one; it's just too real!
Well, not really real, but you know. I've watched this movie more times than I can count -- I have most parts memorised -- and it still makes me laugh, every time, for so much of the film -- that to me is very important in a comedy film. A comedy film of those sorts, that is. You can bash the film, say it was an insult to satire; but its entire point was to be!! It just took satire to the next level; a level that some of us may not be ready for -- but I certainly am. ;)