Who is KK Downey? (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who is KK Downey? (2008)

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A struggling musician and an unpublished writer hatch an elaborate plan to become the toast of the town in co-directors Pat Kiley and Darren Curtis' cheeky dissection of the attention-starved hipster subculture. Terrance is eager to become the next big thing, but his band is awful. Likewise, Theo can't convince a publisher to go anywhere near his book, an obscenity-laden tome called "Truck Stop Hustler." Then Terrance hatches a brilliant plan to bring the book to life: Convince the public that the book's protagonist K.K. Downey is real and that the book is autobiographical, then sit back and watch the book become a best-seller. But now that the book has broken big Terrence is buckling under the pressure, and Theo's performance as the "manager" is getting truly out of hand. It would seem that it's only a matter of time before their secret gets out, and when it does how will the gullible public react to being taken for suckers? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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It might be a comedy about a literary fraud, and underscored by the notoriously hype-besotted proclivities of the publishing world, but Who Is KK Downey? is the real thing.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Touching, hilarious and vulgar, Who is KK Downey? is what most indie comedies aspire to be.

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's silly, over the top, and immensely self-amused, a lot like those skinny little hipsters on Main Street that clog every restaurant, and push out the old guys from the Legion. Still, it has a certain ridiculous, obnoxious charm.

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…

KK has a DIY quality that is surprisingly appealing.

November 30, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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