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Dot
Dot
Actors: Michael Mazzara, Simeon Schnapper, Katherine Martinez Ripley, Jamie McMillan, Katherine Ripley
Directors: Simeon Schnapper, Brett Singer
Genres: Comedy
UR     2002     1hr 32min


     
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Actors: Michael Mazzara, Simeon Schnapper, Katherine Martinez Ripley, Jamie McMillan, Katherine Ripley
Directors: Simeon Schnapper, Brett Singer
Creators: Simeon Schnapper, Darryl Miller, Brett Singer, Dan Schalk, Kelly Costello
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/24/2002
Original Release Date: 12/24/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 12/24/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

I don't want to point any fingers but...
jtroy27 | New York, NY | 10/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Dot at a friends house a while back. A tape of this movie had been making its way around NY for a while. Believe it or not, there's actually a small cult following for this film. It used to be called Dotcom Hot Tubs, Pork Chops and Valium. Which is funnier. I know a dozen people who can quote lines from this movie.Yes it's true, I worked at a dot com company. But the dot com aspect of the movie is just one part of it. What's really funny are the characters. I hope these actors get seen because they are all just great.If you want to own a really funny movie that gets better and better with each viewing, you're going to want to buy this."
The funniest "mockumentary" ever produced!
T. Francois | New York, NY USA | 02/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you were around and remember the internet boom of the late '90s, this movie is definitely for you! Whether you participated in the explosion of the stock market or not, or mainly was just a bystander, this movie will have you rolling on the floor laughing so hard you'll forget how painful it was when the market corrected and how much money you might have lost. The satire is so dead-on, the performances of the actors are so REAL and believable, and the script a work of perfection you'll find yourself laughing just as hard when watching this enjoyable movie for the upteenth time. If you like satirical movies with excellent performances and timely writing, rent this movie today. You won't regret it! (Just thinking about this movie again has me in stitches.)"
Great Satire
political idiot | california | 09/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fantastic mocumentry that satirizes the dot com explosion of the late nineties. Having absolutely no product, no business plan, no money, and no ability or desire to succeed, three friends quit their jobs and start a company that is "the solution for e-tomorrow." It is a sardonic take on the young know-nothings that started and failed most of the dot com businesses in the latter nineties. By scamming seed money out of friends, family, and a series of venture capitalists (called angels) this little nothing of a company plods along for a few months with each character displaying profound incompetence.

The founders of zectec.com, which like most things "doesn't really mean anything," love all the buzz words and use them liberally but have absolutely no clue what they mean or how to apply them. Their business plan was based on discarded business plans found in the garbage by Si, the main character. They throw care to the wind when spending on fine clothes, cars, and consultants, with little care for the product. They want to "make the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of effort." The goal, of course, is the IPO; however, there is no product and there never will be a product. The discussion on the equity structure alone is a classic. Excellent documentary style with a ton of subtleties discovered with multiple viewings. Each scene opens with a pan shot of the expense ledger with absolutely hilarious detail along with a cash balance snapshot. In one word these characters are "dicey." Great stuff!
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Dot is Dicey!
Gimmejimmy | Long Island, NY USA | 11/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Extremely funny and well thought out. Hysterical even for people not familiar with the Internet. Ross is my favorite character; he is the only one who could admit the reality of the company's situation, one that was started by two people whose major concern is an open smoking policy. The music and editing are excellent. Lyrics like "Fat Ass Pool with a Dollar Sign" streamed through my head for weeks after the showing. I will be very excited to see the never seen before footage."