The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)

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Monty Python-alum Eric Idle directs and stars in this sequel to his 1978 mockumentary, The Rutles. It's decades later and the Rutles are embarking on their final reunion tour. Along for the ride is S.J. Krammerhead (Idle) who, just like in the first film, interviews several notable celebrities who expound on the greatness of the "pre-fab four." Among those who appear as themselves are David Bowie, Billy Connolly, Carrie Fisher, Jewel Kilcher, Steve Martin, Mike Nichols, Conan O'Brien, and Salman Rushdie.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Above Average Production Company

Cast

Eric Idle
as Dirk McQuickly/Melvin Hall
Neil Innes
as Ron Nasty
John Halsey
as Barry Wom
Rikki Fataar
as Stig O'Hara
David Bowie
as Himself
Billy Connolly
as Himself
Tom Hanks
as Himself
Jewel
as Herself
Robin Williams
as Hans Hankie
Carrie Fisher
as Herself
Kevin Nealon
as Kevin Wongle
Catherine O'Hara
as Astro Glide
Jim Piddock
as Troy Nixon
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
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Full Review… | May 21, 2005
Flick Filosopher

The film is a bunch of stuff we've seen before stapled to a bunch of stuff that's just not worth seeing for the first time.

Full Review… | April 8, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch

Mostly a rehash of clips from the first movie. However, the new interviews with Conan O'Brein, Robin Williams, and Steve Martin are worth seeing.

Nick Abraham
Nick Abraham
½

I was very disappointed with this. Not only did it completely end up screwing up the plot from the original film, but it was basically a cheap clipshow, or less. Pass on this one.

Jennifer Abraham
Jennifer Abraham

Eric Idle and his musical friends return in this sequel to one of the funniest mockumentaries of all time, and in the process lose all the magic that made the first film so fresh and funny. None of the original actors (apart from Idle) return, with the band themselves appearing only in recycled footage and outtakes from the first film. Most of the new material here consists of interviews with celebrities (including David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Jewel, Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, and Steve Martin) professing their love of the fictitious group. (An inspired exception is Billy Connolly, who only has harsh things to say about the band.) There are some mild chuckles sprinkled throughout, and a few new Rutle songs on the soundtrack, but overall this pale imitation just tries much too hard, with forced humor that doesn't match the original. Not terrible, but disappointing in its over-eagerness.

Joe Barlow
Joe Barlow

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