Because fragile masculinity and stuff.
Scenes where men loudly crying are played for "jokes" (a lá Adam Sandler) will not…
A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.
This is like Community: The Movie, minus some characters but this reminds me a lot of Community's humor and it's just as hilarious. The only thing that would make this better is if Abed was somewhere in this. Hell, I'd pay to see that....
Troy and Abed in the MOOVIE!
The cult of this film needs to be bigger.
I can't tell if the acting was purposely bad or not, but goddamn this movie is fucking hysterical.
Always one of my favorites to watch with friends.
A highly slept on comedy that I wish was seen by more people. Everyone that I've shown this to has loved it.
This movie is such a guilty pleasure for me, I love everything about it. Over the years I've shown it to numerous people and had a great time laughing at the jokes to the point now when I watch it with people they get mad at me for quoting it too much.
I love DC Pierson, Dominick Dierkes & Donald Glover all in their own regards, but as Derrick Comedy I think they are great. This film features some great cameos from some of todays bigger comedy stars before they were big.
It's a great film to check out if you're looking to have a good time and a great film to watch with friends.
AND THESE ARE MY SONS, BENNY AND.... THE JETS.
Had to watch for Donald Glover; better (funny, well shot, awesome cast) than I expected it to be.
So incredibly weird but also weirdly charming.
remember the very 2009 dream of online sketch groups being able to make a successful movie based on talent and motivation alone? nowadays they're lucky to get short-lived deep cable TV series. that this is very much an independent affair, with the lead actor-writers also taking up scoring and art direction, is felt. and it's main goal is just to be funny, which already puts it ahead of most independent comedy. What makes this worth revisiting for me is the simplicity of the central idea—what if three kid detectives fresh out of mystery fiction for fifth graders grew up and were tossed into a sleazy primetime TV crime thriller—and the attention to detail in executing that idea.
Well, what an early Christmas present 'Mystery Team' turned out to be! On paper, this film should fail miserably, I think I was even trying to resist it at the start, but boy, did I yield in the end.
With the slapstickly charismatic Donald Glover leading the line, it is hard not to fall for the charm, albeit the kind of charm that would make you punch someone in real life for. It is a coming of age film, that feels more like a mixture of 'Scooby Doo' and 'Napoleon Dynamite', than it really should.
The overall naivety of the titular trio is the reason the film works. It explores the what-if factor of the Scooby Doo Mystery Team, being…
It ran the risk of being really annoying, but they did a good job at making the characters likable even if at moments the movie is a bit awkward, the tone is not always consistent and the gross out humor doesn't work.
A fun watch
Donald Glover stars as a weirdo with all white friends and a white love interest that does weird and annoying shit.
pretty sure this is a documentary.
Always nice to revisit this one.
We all choose to watch certain movies for our own reasons; there being an ever-decreasing amount of time left in our lives against an ever-growing stockpile of movies being made, none of us can see everything, though I'm sure every serious movie fan has gone through phases of trying to pull that off (my main one: 2000-2008). So instead we gotta reject a lot of 'em, or put 'em on hold, line 'em up for later in our queues and personal lists, and go after the ones that appeal most immediately to some craving or another. There should be a statistical box in these Letterboxd review squares where people can write in the main reason why they chose to watch…
Dumb characters can be funny. Jane, in 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' occasionally says or does unintelligent things to comic effect, but I think the reason it works is that he's otherwise a fully-formed character. His stupidity doesn't prevent him from functioning and contributing. The characters in 'Mystery Team,' however, are so dumb that it's impossible to imagine them existing in anything like a real world. A disappointing effort from writer/actor Donald Glover.
The term 'independent movie' doesn't mean anything at this point really, and is certainly not a particular genre. Most of…
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