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Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2005)



Average Rating: 4.6/10
Reviews Counted: 45
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 35

A television sketch streatched to feature length.


Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 15

A television sketch streatched to feature length.



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The world's most obnoxious celebrity talk-show host demonstrates how he rose to mediocrity in this pungent show business satire. Jiminy Glick (Martin Short) is a corpulent entertainment reporter who is looking to kick his career into high gear. Hoping to snag some celebrity interviews, Jiminy and his wife, Dixie (Jan Hooks), head north of the border to Canada, where Jiminy will attend the Toronto Film Festival. At first, Glick's attempts to ingratiate himself with stars and semi-stars are little

Oct 4, 2005



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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (35) | DVD (6)

It didn't work. There's not a movie here.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Wedding a fairly complex mystery with show-biz satire against the real-life festival backdrop requires more structure and maybe more scripted scenes.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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What Short does not deserve -- and neither do we -- is a feature-length movie about Jiminy.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Glick is a one-note joke, and a flat note at that.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Within 40 minutes, though, you may realize you've had about as much fun as you're going to -- and that the movie is barely halfway done.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Good news, fans of Martin Short's porky celebrity interviewer, Jiminy Glick: There's a big-screen version of the short-lived Comedy Central series, and both of you will enjoy it.

May 6, 2005
New York Post
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Grafting a murder-mystery atop the celebrity interview spoof shtick, the film plays like a silly skit drawn out over an hour and a half.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

There's a method to the madness after all.

February 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Here's hoping Short's next project is more worthy of the guy's skills, because this Jiminy Glick character grows real old, real fast.

October 1, 2005 Full Review Source:

Glick isn't... satisfying as satire...

May 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Glick goes goofy as comedy sketch fails to fill up a feature film.

May 12, 2005 Full Review Source:

A very bumpy transition to the big screen realm of 90-minute storytelling.

May 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

I did find myself laughing at times, and if you are a Jiminy Glick fan, you will too.

May 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The plot barely even qualifies as a throwaway, but along the way there are several funny bits.

May 8, 2005

Sporadically amusing but more often flat...its batting average is regrettably low.

May 8, 2005 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Both excruciatingly dreadful and so truly peculiar that it's hard to look away.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Kind of satire-lite, it's better than one has a right to expect of a feature film starring a latex-enhanced TV character. And if you don't like it, well it's not very long.

May 6, 2005
Jam! Movies

There are so many unexplored comic possibilities in this movie-within-a-movie that are never explored. That would have required some genuine forethought and detailed script work.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Audience Reviews for Jiminy Glick in La La Wood

While I find this Martin Short character somewhat ammusing in small doses...I wasn't sure how he'd hold up through an entire film. But being a HUGE Jan Hooks fan and having heard about all of the David Lynch refrences and parodies involved I was intrigued enough to DVR it.

There are several moments of true hilarity sprinkled throughout. Most of the really ammusing stuff (for me) usually involved either Jan Hooks or the David Lynch refrences. There are also several ammusing celebrity interviews and a few good "jabs" at Hollywood, which (as a film fan) you can't help but appreciate. But, for the most part this was mostly just silly, sophomoric, self-indulgent, fluff.

Which is not an entirely bad thing (every now and again), provided you go into it knowing/expecting as much.
July 9, 2008
Robert C

Super Reviewer

I like the Jiminy Glick character created by Martin Short. The skit becomes tired when stretched to movie length. It was funny how he was annoying all the celebrities with his overbearing personality. Good makeup effects on Martin Short. It was interesting how it was told in Hollywood expose style.
September 4, 2007

Super Reviewer

This character does much better in 5 minute increments as opposed to a whole show - let alone a full-length movie! Martin Short is funny, but this is something that I have a short attention span for.
May 16, 2010

Super Reviewer

A fun movie. The interviews were the funniest. Also some good celebrity cameos.
October 13, 2006

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