Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2005)

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Critic Consensus: A television sketch streatched to feature length.

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The world's most obnoxious celebrity talk-show host demonstrates how he rose to mediocrity in this pungent show business satire. Jiminy Glick (Martin Short) is a corpulent entertainment reporter who is looking to kick his career into high gear. Hoping to snag some celebrity interviews, Jiminy and his wife, Dixie (Jan Hooks), head north of the border to Canada, where Jiminy will attend the Toronto Film Festival. At first, Glick's attempts to ingratiate himself with stars and semi-stars are little short of disastrous, but after the easily star-struck reporter allows egocentric filmmaker Ben DiCarlo (Corey Pearson) to shamelessly self-promote his latest project on air, word gets around that Glick is an "easy interview," and his star begins to rise. However, Jiminy's good fortune is tempered by his unwitting involvement in a murder plot centered around booze-addled actress Miranda Coolidge (Elizabeth Perkins) and her wildly pretentious husband, Andre Devine (John Michael Higgins). Somewhere along the way, filmmaker David Lynch (played by Short) happens along, offering his theories on the controversial murder of Lana Turner's paramour Johnny Stompanato. A large number of Hollywood celebrities make cameo appearances in Jiminy Glick in La La Wood, including Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Forest Whitaker, Kiefer Sutherland, and Sharon Stone.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Sports & Fitness
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Studio:
MGM/UA

Cast

Martin Short
as Jiminy Glick/David Lynch
Jan Hooks
as Dixie Glick
Linda Cardellini
as Natalie Coolidge
John Michael Higgins
as Andre Devine
Elizabeth Perkins
as Miranda Coolidge
Larry Joe Campbell
as Haygood Lewkin
Mo Collins
as Sharon
Corey Pearson
as Ben DiCarlo
Carlos Jacott
as Barry King
Aries Spears
as Gunnar `M.C. Gun' Jorge
DeRay Davis
as Mario `Fa Real' Greene
Gary Anthony Williams
as Randall `Big Phallus' Bookerton
Robert Trebor
as Jay Schiffer
Landon Hansen
as Matthew Glick
Jake Hoffman
as Modine Glick
Peter Breck
as Tibor
Darren Shahlavi
as Johnny Stompanato
Courtney Anderson
as Lana Turner
Sara Willey
as Lana Turner's Daughter
Pat O'Brien
as Himself
Sharon Stone
as Herself
Susan Sarandon
as Herself
Kurt Russell
as Himself
Steve Martin
as Himself
Rob Lowe
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (20)

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Full Review… | October 14, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

It didn't work. There's not a movie here.

May 9, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Wedding a fairly complex mystery with show-biz satire against the real-life festival backdrop requires more structure and maybe more scripted scenes.

May 6, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

What Short does not deserve -- and neither do we -- is a feature-length movie about Jiminy.

May 6, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Glick is a one-note joke, and a flat note at that.

Full Review… | May 6, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Within 40 minutes, though, you may realize you've had about as much fun as you're going to -- and that the movie is barely halfway done.

May 6, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

½

This character does much better in 5 minute increments as opposed to a whole show - let alone a full-length movie! Martin Short is funny, but this is something that I have a short attention span for.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

½

While I find this Martin Short character somewhat ammusing in small doses...I wasn't sure how he'd hold up through an entire film. But being a HUGE Jan Hooks fan and having heard about all of the David Lynch refrences and parodies involved I was intrigued enough to DVR it. There are several moments of true hilarity sprinkled throughout. Most of the really ammusing stuff (for me) usually involved either Jan Hooks or the David Lynch refrences. There are also several ammusing celebrity interviews and a few good "jabs" at Hollywood, which (as a film fan) you can't help but appreciate. But, for the most part this was mostly just silly, sophomoric, self-indulgent, fluff. Which is not an entirely bad thing (every now and again), provided you go into it knowing/expecting as much.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

I like the Jiminy Glick character created by Martin Short. The skit becomes tired when stretched to movie length. It was funny how he was annoying all the celebrities with his overbearing personality. Good makeup effects on Martin Short. It was interesting how it was told in Hollywood expose style.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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