My Big Fat Independent Movie

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All those movies the snotty clerk at the video store keeps telling you to rent get raked over the coals in this over-the-top satiric comedy. Harvey (Eric Hoffman) and Sam (Neil Barton) are a pair of identically black-suited hitmen who have been assigned to take part in a conceptually disastrous robbery in Las Vegas. Harvey and Sam are supposed to pick the other members of their crew en route; however, by accident they end up with Johnny Vince (Darren Keefe), a would-be jazz musician with chronic woman problems, and try to compensate by taking a hostage, Julianne (Paget Brewster), a discount store drone who tells all within earshot about her a lousy marriage and dreams of a better life. As Harvey, Sam, and their unwilling companions hit the road to Sin City, they cross paths with an aggressively cheerful French girl named Anomalie (Ashley Head), a possible murderer with a really bad memory (Brian Krow), a German redhead who's always running somewhere (Regina Berger), a Mexican gunman with a guitar case and a poor command of English (Manolo Travieso), and an awful lot of sensitive and articulate lesbians. My Big Fat Independent Movie was scripted by Chris Gore, who helped document the rise of the independent movement in the 1980s and '90s as founder of the magazine Film Threat (feel free to read as much irony into that as you wish).


Darren Keefe
as Johnny Vince
Darren Reiher
as Johnny Vince
Ashley Head
as Anomalie
Brian Krow
as Memento Guy
Regina Berger
as German Girl
Manolo Travieso
as El Mariachi Guy
Paul Goebel
as Crime Boss
Rob Schrab
as Bald Genius
Neil Hopkins
as Lanky Man
Claudia Katz
as Secretary
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Critic Reviews for My Big Fat Independent Movie

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (10)

  • This low-budget effort lacks the wit necessary to sustain its brief 80-minute running time.

    Dec 29, 2005
  • My Big Fat Independent Movie is a frenetic attempt to spoof every major art-house film of the last decade.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • This painfully unfunny spoof promises to do for independent movies what Airplane! did for disaster movies, but mostly what My Big Fat Independent Movie does is demonstrate the ineptitude of its makers.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 1/4
  • It's a sour, petty act of mockery that values its own ineptitude over genuine cleverness, travestying Quentin Tarantino and others simply for dreaming up gimmicks that worked.

    Nov 21, 2005
  • If you've seen all the above films, this will all sound just as silly as it is. If you haven't, it will just sound cuckoo.

    Nov 4, 2005 | Rating: C+

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • Not every joke connects, but Gore and director Philip Zlotorynski make sure that five more are waiting around the corner.

    Nov 4, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for My Big Fat Independent Movie

  • Mar 12, 2007
    Yeah, it's just not very good.
    Nate H Super Reviewer

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