Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy' (1999)

Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy'

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Movie Info

The Canadian sketch-comedy favorites make their film debut, playing 32 roles, as they satirically spoof the social significance of psychopharmacology. Hilarity ensues, as users of the anti-depressant drug "Gleemonex." find themselves in a perpetual state of bliss, condemned to live their fondest memories over and over again.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Norm Hiscock, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 16, 2002
Runtime:

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Cast


as Marv / Psychiatrist ...

as Alice / Cisco / Griv...

as Dr. Chris Cooper / D...

as Simon / Don Roritor ...

as Woman At Party

as Placebo Patient

as Raymond's Kid

as Raymond's Kid

as Groupie

as Groupie

as Wally's Son

as Wally's Daughter

as Panicky Assistant

as Mai Tai Waiter

as Young Chris

as Old Man in Audience

as Woman in Audience

as Tom Jones Girl

as Wally's Neighbor

as Wally's Neighbor

as Wally's Neighbor

as Wally's Neighbor

as Wally's Neighbor

as Wally's Neighbor

as Wally's Neighbor

as Scarred Teenager

as Scientist

as Scientist

as Scientist

as Scientist

as Monkey Scientist

as Old Man in Pie

as Wally's Lover

as Disco Woman

as Young Disco Woman

as Coma Queen

as Runner-up

as Runner-up

as Miguel

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy'

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11)

The ensemble is assured and adroitly gets the gags across without telegraphing punch lines.

Full Review… | May 19, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

A twisted comedy for twisted times, this movie made me happy. Go figure.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Newsweek
Top Critic

A quintet of Canadian TV comedians hit the cinema screen with a splat.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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A splendid showcase for their diverse, frisky talents.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Some of this is very funny; much of it isn't.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

[A] shrill and slovenly opus.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy'

½

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy is the first film of the Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the hall, and it is a very funny film. I'm a huge fan of KITH and their show was the finest sketch comedy TV show that I have ever seen. How does the troupe transcends to the big screen? Well, it's not a perfect film, but the Kids in the Hall manage to keep their eccentric brand of humor in the film, which in turn makes for an entertaining film to watch for fans of the show. Brain Candy is not a comedy for everyone as it will most certainly alienate viewers. The cast here is great and the storyline is terrific for what they try to accomplish. Brain Candy is entertaining and will definitely appeal to KITH fans, but to those not familiar with the troupe, they want to pass it up as they won't find it funny. As a diehard fan of KITH and the show, I thought this was a well crafted comedy that had the traditional elements that you'd come to expect from the Kids. At times, the film could have been reworked to make it a highly memorable film, but as it is, it's funny, but it of course leaves room for improvement. I felt that Show was much better, and that the troupe put more effort into their skits than on this film. I'm not saying the film is bad, I'm just saying there is room for improvement. For what it is, it's a fun comedy worth seeing if you're a fan of the KITH, but like I said, you may want to skip it, if you're not familiar with their work. Anyone looking for a final glimpse of the troupe may want to check this one out, as their later work, would depart from what they previously did on the show and in this film.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

ehh.... it aint no American pie: naked mile, dats da trufe.

LoughnerWasLucid
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

It's exactly like stummies! But it makes flipper babies. This movie was great, but after a while it got to that point where it felt like they were just making stuff to fill time.

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Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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