The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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UHF is bizarre, freewheeling, and spotty, though its anarchic spirit cannot be denied.
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Goofy '80s comedy is still funny but has dated stereotypes.
The individual parts may be greater than the sum of the whole, but man, are those parts funny.
It's agreeably goofy, and it feels like something anyone could do, even if that's not the case.
Weird Al's film hasn't aged a bit...
Has everything but the kitchen sink, and while it doesn't always hit the sweetest notes of inspiration, it maintains a lovable spiritedness and offers the odd gut-buster. And dumb guy humor. UHF has some of the best dumb guy humor around.
I liked it even after all those years
Forgettable Weird Al starrer...enUHF, please!
"Today, we're teaching poodles how to fly!" Michael Richards is hilarious.
Watchably amusing, nothing more.
If the idea of a Weird Al movie is anathema to you, just don't bother reading anything I write, ever.
Weird Al again proves himself the king of skit, spoof and everything in between
'Weird Al' Yankovic is primarily a comedic songwriter and parody musician, but in his first instance of movie stardom, he shines brighter than ever. During the eighties the absolute best parody films were made, including Leslie Nielsen's "Spy Hard" and "Naked Gun", Mel Brooks' History of the World Part One, and a bevy of other films that were both cheesy and highly enjoyable. Yankovic is best known for his re-workings of popular songs, and here he takes stabs at other films, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "First Blood." Besides all the mentions of famous films, there are some very original laughs to be had with Yankovic's off brand and zany humor. His acting is surprisingly focused and his character comes off as charmingly befuddled throughout. Besides a controlled performance from Yankovic there is a highly talented cast assembled: Fran Drescher pre-Nanny fame shows up as the outspoken secretary turned reporter, Michael Richardson pre-Seinfeld busts out as a kooky janitor turned children's TV show host, and Victoria Jackson plays Weird Al's responsible girlfriend. The premise of the film isn't all that out there, as Weird Al plays George Newman, a down and out man at the middle road in his life eventually getting the manager's position at a local UHF station. He makes the station popular with weird shows that generate a lot of buzz, but he has to stop the maniacal competitor who is trying to buy the station out from under them. It's sweet, spontaneous, and pretty much the epitome of classic comedy film, so if you haven't given it much credence beforehand, do so now.
If you love weird Al songs, you have to see this movie! It's so much fun, it has a bunch of movie and TV spoofs featuring him, within another funny story as well. It's cool.
goofy and very hysterical, you have to be in the right mood to watch it because its so silly, but hey that's Weird al in a nutshell
Anything that's quotable is gonna last, and this movie is endlessly quotable.
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