Task # 1: A Dutch film
Task # 2: A film your mother loves
A Night at the Roxbury
Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug and Steve Butabi still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad. They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they're routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco gets them inside the swank Roxbury club. Mistaken for high rollers, they meet their dream women, Vivica and Cambi, and resolve to open a club of their own.
John Fortenberry's "A Night at the Roxbury" is a fun and forgettable comedy. Based on the Saturday Night Live characters famed for club-hopping and quick rejections, the film is good-natured fluff full of harmless sass and inconsequential energy. There is a steady supply of silly laughs, but they amount only to empty cinematic calories.
Starring Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell as Doug and Steve Wutabi, the film follows the two through a series of misadventures including the requisite collisions with the LA club scene and bobbing of heads to Haddaway. There is not a lot going on narratively beyond the brothers' shot opening their own club and romancing the ladies, but the brothers put on an affable show. Kattan and…
#28 in my 99 90's: Part 2 marathon.
So: thanks to Mystery Men, 200 Cigarettes, 54, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, and The Wedding Singer, the late 90's officially killed the Original Soundtrack film. Now, unless the movie was pimping a cover (which happened a lot), the glory days of the mid-80's soundtrack were dead. (Although, frankly, after "My Heart Will Go On" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and half a dozen offerings by Will Smith, who didn't want to put that dog down themselves?) (And mount its carcass on their wall as a trophy?) To be replaced with the pining-for-yesteryear Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction retro soundtrack as a rule. Some movies, and shows, found an…
I love this movie.
And there's nothing you can do to stop that...
Michonne would take care of those heads REAL quick.
Yesterday I just pushed play on this cult classic to help me sleep. I just love this shitty movie to death. The moronic, kind hearted dancing Butabi brothers are great goddamn fun! Kattan and Farrell are hilarious as the brothers. They worked so well together. Fuck the plot. It's just a collection of funny scenes that I've grown to love. Check out the late Clarke Duncan as the bodyguard and a very young Eva Mendes in short funny scenes. The Emilio Estevez story just kills me. "Emiliooooo!" Molly Shannon also shines as the horny girl in lust. Dan Hedaya does his usual thing as the angry dad with a couple of crazy dogs named Captain and Tenille. Hahaha! Retarded good time.
" I was like, "Emiliooooo."
“What's up? What's up? What's up? What's up? What's up?“
Es ist Zeit für die Butabi Brüder das Roxbury aufzusuchen! Das wäre dann auch schon in so etwa die ganze Story Line.
Der Film selbst ist auch gar nicht mal so gut, andere Will Ferrell Streifen sind da durchaus weit witziger und besser inszeniert. Man sollte also ein gewisses Humoverständnis schon von vornherein mitbringen, wenn man A Night at the Roxbury nicht durchweg scheiße finden möchte. Vielleicht liegt der Charme einfach in der durchgehend liebevoll gestalteten Settings und Klamotten, welche den Style der 90er Jahre genial wiederbeleben. Wahrscheinlich ist diese Zeit einfach noch nicht ausreichend satirisch durch die Mangel genommen worden, es gibt schließlich einiges, was man an dieser Zeit…
While very dumb, A Night at the Roxbury is a guilty pleasure comedy of mine that I have lots of fun with.
Really dumb but also tons of fun and has some good laughs as well.
Soundtrack is so great
While cheesy, shallow, and predictable, A Night at the Roxbury is not terrible by any means. It was enjoyable for what it was, and while the Saturday Night Live sketch definitely didn't need a movie, it could have been a lot worse.
I like stupid movies. Is this movie good? Probably not. But it's good to me lol.
Film # 30 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 12" Challenge
Task # 28: A film adaptation of a television show
Sometimes you just need a no-brainer, a movie you can laugh with and just shut your brain off. “A night at the Roxbury” is the perfect movie for that occasion.
Steve and Doug Butabi think they are super cool. Well, they’re not, but they try everything to get into the coolest club in town: The Roxbury. This is basically all there is to it, that’s the plot.
There is something about Will Ferrell, this guy always manages to make me laugh. Even in dim-witted comedies like “A Night at the Roxbury”. Together with Chris Katan he forms the most idiot duo, a duo they played together on “Saturday Night Live” as well.
Don’t expect too much, but it’s just a dumb and funny comedy.
Task # 1: A Dutch film
Official Challenge List w/ Rules: letterboxd.com/joyceheinen/list/scavenger-hunt-15-june-2016/
Master List: letterboxd.com/jesushmacy/list/scavenger-hunt-master-list/
REWATCHES: 5, 13 & 18
Task # 1: A Dutch film
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…