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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.
I don't think I've ever seen this before but all these SNL movies kind of run together so it's entirely possible. It's real stupid, but not by WIll Farrell standards. I can't help but think this would be way better if Keanu Reeves was in the Farrell spot.
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.
Like Step Brothers, if one of the Step Brothers was a talent no one likes seeing. Sorry Chris Kattan, but no one wants to see you in a film. Despite his presence this movie does a decent job of stretching out a sketch into a full movie. Through out though I feel like the movie was more like an excuse to sell a 90's dance soundtrack with hits like : What is Love?, Disco Inferno, Be My Lover and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy.
Skip the movie, buy the album.
No puedo ponerle mala nota a una película donde suena What Is Love cada 2 minutos. La verdad.
¿Me has tocado el culo?
They are my idols.
An unflinching piece of cinema detailing the very essence of the bromance. Its ups, downs, inside outs.
You see without one bro, the other is incomplete. Even with a "ho" the bro is incomplete. The outer shell may show a Will Ferrell enjoying getting a BJ from Molly Shannon (which is an image the 90s REALLY needed), but on the inside he truly hurts. Chris Kattan is the outer image of what the end of a bromance entails.
A Night at the Roxbury's main beat "What is Love?" pulsates as the national anthem for the bromance. When it's said "don't hurt me, no more," we refer to being thrown into the fiery depths of love in the hope of not…
Wer ein großer 90's-Fan und auf den dumm-blöd-albernen Humor von Will Ferrel steht, muss "A Night at the Roxbury" gesehen haben!
Der Soundtrack ist der Hammer und die meisten Gags haben bei mir gezündet. Trotz der häufigen Filmfehler konnte ich mich köstlich amüsieren! Auch die vielen Parodien zu den bekannten Filmen der 90er sind meiner Meinung nach recht gut gelungen.
Der Film hat mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ich bereue es nicht ihn seit Jahren wieder gesehen zu haben!
Wer allerdings die Comedy von Will Ferrel nicht mag, der wird mit dem Film nicht viel anfangen können.
"Are you guys brothers?"
Not very good, but it did make me laugh a few times.
Instead of going into detail of just how truly obnoxious and stupendously unfunny this barely-a-movie is, let me just list some movies I found to be funnier than Night at the Roxbury
1. Schindler's List
2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
3. The Pianist
5. A Serbian Film
6. Fruitvale Station
Also I think wanted to cry more at this one then any of those too.
I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…