Cattle Call (National Lampoon's Cattle Call) Reviews
I get the concept and it has potential for some funny but between the terrible casting, writing, and lame production, Cattle Call just ends up being a true waste of everything involved... including my time.
This is essentially a one joke movie, and the joke is unoriginal, redundant, and boring. Most of the crude efforts for a laugh totally misfire, and the overly simplistic script simply has nowhere to go. The entire film seems tired from beginning to end. Throw in the towel early, because essentially you will not miss anything you haven't seen before.
Three deadbeats set up a fake casting agency. Using very little or no money. I think they also tried to do the movie this way! They rent a studio-like office and convince hundreds of desperate women that their stupid questions about sex and men have some connection to a movie audition.
They get caught out and are sodomized by some butch lesbians with electrical implements, charged with fraud, go to trial, then, in one night, magically pull together some bits and pieces of video-tape, sufficient to convince a judge it was for real all along.
Oh, and the main deadbeat gets the beautiful girl anyway. That actually sums it up!
Diedrich Bader had a very weak performance in this movie and Thomas Ian Nicholas showed me again why there really isn't anything special about him. Although there were a few times where I laughed, the romantic parts felt like I was watching a bad TV-movie. If I were you, I would approach this movie with caution; you'll like it if you're a die-hard National Lampoon fan you'll be disappointed.
In Los Angeles, three guys with limited social lives hatch a plan to meet women: they'll issue a casting call for an independent film, interview actresses, and ask out the ones who interest them. Glenn is a nerd, but he has the office. Sherman has the idea - he's a hound, happy to lie, eager to meet and bed as many women as he can fool. Richie, who owns the camera, hopes to meet his true love. Within a few days, he's fallen for Marina Dell, new in town, with a boyfriend back east; Glenn is ga-ga for Laurel, and Sherman can't say no to the eager and adventurous Nikita. But how long can they sustain the fiction, and what about real feelings?
A guy starts a fake casting agency in hopes that he will meet his soul mate.
Awful movie that I never should have rented...