Never Been Thawed (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Never Been Thawed (2005)

Never Been Thawed (2005)

Never Been Thawed



Critic Consensus: Pokes fun at the obsessive personalities that make up peculiar American subcultures, but misses its targets too often to be more than merely passable.

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Shawn has been collecting frozen dinners since he was twelve. Today he works part-time as a dental hygienist to cover the cost of operating fourteen full-sized freezers in a one bedroom apartment. Shawn is the founder of the Mesa Frozen Entrée Enthusiasts' Club, a small group of fanatical collectors determined to host the world's first Frozen Entrée Enthusiasts' Convention. Shelly became infatuated with Shawn and joined the club after seeing him sing with his band. In a shameless bid for money and fame, Shawn had recently "converted" his obscene punk band to Christian rock. Shelly, a counselor on an Intercourse Prevention Hotline, a devout Christian and proud virgin was smitten by Shawn's "Christian bad-boy" image. Al, the bass player, questions his bands new direction. He belongs to Shawn's club primarily to foster his secret crush on Shelly. Al's prospects are not helped by the fact that he lives with his parents and works as a "smilist" at Klown Kutz.Milo, the band's manager, owns the No Choice Café - an anti-abortion themed Christian café located across the street from an abortion clinic. Milo believes Shawn's band is ready for the Christian Big Time and has set up a showcase performance for Holy Trinity Records. Meanwhile, Vince, the club's wealthiest member, has assembled an entrée collection that may soon rival Shawn's. Vince's impressive collection makes him a serious threat to Shawn's authority. NBT is a hilarious, dark and smart look at the subcultures that can turn each of us into fans, followers and serious dorks.© -- Slippery Chicken Picturesmore
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Morris, Sean Anders, Chuck LeVinus
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On DVD: Jan 17, 2006


Mike Gordon
as Vince Coppecki
Shelly Frasier
as Shelly Toue
S. Joseph Isham
as Scott Baxter
John Angelo
as Milo Binder
C.J. Cotton
as Alana Mavin
Charles Arnold
as Matt Dakin
John Morris
as Chris Anderson
Sean Anders
as Shawn Anderson
Chuck LeVinus
as Chuck McTavish
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Critic Reviews for Never Been Thawed

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (13)

What we're left with is a movie filled with cultural gags that mock without achieving the level of good satire. Sometimes, alas, being funny just isn't enough.

Full Review… | November 4, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Never Been Thawed displays moments of cleverness but not enough to sustain its feature-length running time.

October 28, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Wickedly funny and subversive.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Never Been Thawed has no stylistic flair and little forward momentum, yet nearly every scene contains an amusing bit of business, much of it off to the side of the main action.

Full Review… | October 13, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Painfully unfunny.

Full Review… | October 7, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

Satire requires a lighter touch and less reliance on vulgar language for shock effect.

Full Review… | October 7, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Never Been Thawed


Wow, maybe the 2nd best non-Christopher Guest mockumentary. (The best being The Grand.) Well developed characters by a bunch of faces I did not recognize. Great Job!


Most people would not make it past the first 15 minutes. This movie is very low budget with mediocre acting skills. It's also the type of movie that if you stick it out, you forgive it's faults and (I hate to say it) your standards are lowered and you REALLY have fun with the movie.

The main character of this film is also a graphic designer. A lot of his work is noticeable in the movie.

The gags are very easy but I got a good laugh every now and then. It needs polishing but it's a great effort.

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