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"The Coneheads" were a sketch on the Saturday Night Live television show of the late '70s which were expanded to feature-length proportions with this film. The story concerns Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin), who leave the planet Remulak to prepare for an invasion of Planet Earth. But due to a malfunction, they find themselves plunged into the Hudson River and forced to take up residence in Paramus, New Jersey where Beldar gets work as an appliance salesman and makes a deal for a
Jul 23, 1993 Wide
Apr 17, 2001
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Can you inflate a gimmick-driven comedy skit into a full-fledged feature film? Up to a point.
Coneheads falls flat about as often as it turns funny, and displays more amiability than style.
A respectably funny -- but small -- effort, a reunion party best watched in your living room, while you consume mass quantities of pizza with extra molten lactate extract of hooved mammals.
I expected stupid humor, silly humor, or bizarre humor, but not no humor.
Whether on Earth or in space, the jokes are either flat or hopelessly crude.
Its transition to the big screen suggests an idea that was plotted on the back of a beer mat when the creators were too pickled to stand up straight. One wishes they had passed out before they were so inspired.
This film went so wrong somewhere, the
Better-than-average SNL spin-off, and unfortunately the best thing Aykroyd's done sice Ghostbusters.
It should have remained a skit on SNL
The film itself is like the cinematic equivalent of a clothesline, with a steady stream of skits and gags hung out to dry.
A new spin on the original skit with some fresh stars like Sinbad and McKean plus a generous special effects budget fill in the gaps when the movie flags.
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- Beldar Conehead: [furious to be kept waiting over his car repair] What choice do I have? It is as if you have grabbed me by the base of my snarglies!
- The Highmaster: Let it be written... are you writing this?
- The Highmaster: Therefore, you will... NARFTLE THE GARTHOK!
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