Super Sucker (2002)
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Clean carpets and dirty minds find a common ground in this comedy written, directed, produced, and distributed by leading man Jeff Daniels. Fred Barlow (Daniels) is a hapless door-to-door salesman who scrapes together a living selling and distributing the Super Sucker Home Cleaning System, a deluxe vacuum cleaning unit, in the small Michigan community of Johnson City. While Barlow and his dedicated but inept staff believe in their product, they don't have much luck in actually moving the
Jan 24, 2003 Wide
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Has a mad energy and proud idiocy that's impossible to deny.
Daniels obviously loves the medium and knows how to assemble a movie, but he needs to flesh out a story that could easily have been told between beers and burps at the Escanaba hunting camp.
Daniels turns to hackneyed stereotypes and easy plot lines, choosing to see the Midwest as a place where door-to-door salesmen rule the streets and bored housewives all lead unfulfilling cookie-cutter lives.
'Hopefully, "Super Sucker" will be Jeff Daniels final foray into directing and writing. NO MORE!!!!! NO MORE!!!!!!'
Writer-Director Jeff Daniels comes up with about forty-five minutes of inspired silliness, but, eventually, Super Sucker winds up being a one-joke film, though, admittedly, that joke is often funnier than it should be.
If you think you've seen every possibility for a sex comedy, then you haven't seen Super Sucker -- and thank your lucky stars for that.
The quirky and bizarre nature of the material would have been better suited to a director more nimble with absurd, broad and physical humor.
Daniels shows his affection for Middle America in every Super Sucker scene and he proves he knows this turf down to the barn-wood paneling of Jackson City's steakhouse.
a lively tale about competition, commerce, community values and, oh yeah, gross misuse of vacuum cleaner attachments.
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