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As much as I enjoyed this film on a first viewing in the theatre, upon a second viewing at home I really had no choice but to give it a fairly modest ... More
Posted on 4/06/10 09:25 AM
As much as I enjoyed this film on a first viewing in the theatre, upon a second viewing at home I really had no choice but to give it a fairly modest rating simply because of extremely low replay value. Not only is it not as funny a second time around (shock humor is like that), the seams really show in a number of other places. It's painfully obvious where episodes are being staged or where a scene has to be cut short because an intended victim has quickly become aware that it's a put-on, which is not say anyone being taken in by such an obvious parody in the first place has become more comprehensible. Also the tonal shift between whimsical soft pedaling (the elderly Jewish couple) and nearly intolerable oafishness (the Southern dinner party) that occurs througout makes the entire point of this project a little questionable.