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A struggling musician and an unpublished writer hatch an elaborate plan to become the toast of the town in co-directors Pat Kiley and Darren Curtis' cheeky dissection of the attention-starved hipster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
Comedy , Drama
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KK has a DIY quality that is surprisingly appealing.

Full Review… | November 29, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Who is KK Downey?

Awesome and funny film paralleling the story of JT Leroy (which makes it great). Also I believe it shows why A Million Little Pieces was embellished and put forth as a memoir: "No one wants to hear these stories from a fat suburban white kid." The film is also a great and amusing commentary on hipster culture in general and how ridiculous it can become.

Joshua W
Joshua W

A delicious piece of contemporary cultural criticism satirizing the hipsters and scenesters with an edgy north of the border - Kids In the Hall sort of vibe.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

This has a good amount of it's screen time that feels like a skit on an ensemble comedy show, but it's still amusing and fun. Two friends hatch a plan to make the abused male hustler drug addict protagonist of their novel a reality by having one of them assume his role in store appearances, only to have it all go to their heads as fame finds them. Worth a rental if you run across it.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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