The Auteur (2008)
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This hilarious spoof is the brainchild of former Portland, Oregon video store clerk James Westby (Film Geek) who directs, writes, edits, and even composes some songs for the film. The various porno clips, all send-ups of cinema classics, are simply ingenious. Westby's Portland location sets the film perfectly askew: At one point a very conspicuous, very Hollywood Domingo ends up in a rural commune called "Paradise," where he gets a lesson in organic bud and chakras from frolicking nudist hippies. A cameo by Ron Jeremy, nostalgic use of Super 8 footage, and a great indie rock soundtrack round out the film, which ends in a truly unforgettable climax. --© Tribecca Film Festival
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Critic Reviews for The Auteur
Half of the laughs stem from X-rated spins on famous movie titles, but a gentle, less ironic humor also occasionally pokes through.
It's a one-joke affair that quickly abandons snarky, devilish wit and aims instead for easier, more obvious gags.
too tame to be outrageous, too limp to be erotic, and too predictable to be in any way surprising
It's heart it's a goofy, smutty comedy about sex and the film industry, two of the most humorous topics out there.
If you don't mind a lot of smutty gags mixed with a strange concoction of wit, warmth, and (yes) melodrama, I'm betting you'll become a fan of The Auteur.
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