Wilder Napalm (1993)
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Critic Reviews for Wilder Napalm
A madcap rom-com made all the more entertaining thanks to the cast
Audience Reviews for Wilder Napalm
Weird, with zero likeable characters. Even though it came out in 1993, for all intents and purposes this was an 80's movie; and only the 80's can produce the type of crap this is. Worse than The 'Burbs; worse than Beetlejuice; worse than Weekend at Bernie's. You get the picture.
This was just a little too wacky to be either funny or serious. I was just trying to suspend disbelief the whole time.
Wilder Napalm is the little seen cable movie about the Foudroyant Brothers, Wallace and Wilder, both of him are literal Firestarters. Wallace (Dennis Quaid, who's a lot of fun in this) travels with the circus with old Ernest himself (Jim Varney), and both of whom are set to reveal Wallace's gift to the world in order to become rich and famous. Wilder (Arliss Howard in a fun role) is a photo booth runner who lives a normal, stable life with his shut in wife (Debra Winger, who brings charm to her role) whose serving a house arrest sentence for starting her own fires. Soon, Wallace comes back to town and the long-running Foudroyant brother feud begins again, particularly over Debra Winger's character, whom both are in love with. There's a certain Tim Burton-esque charm to this film that goes there without any of the gothicism we've come to expect. The characters and storylines are great, and overall, an enjoyable movie is delivered. Definitely worth a watch.
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