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|Jiminy Glick in La La Wood|
Actors: Martin Short, Jan Hooks, Linda Cardellini, Janeane Garofalo, John Michael Higgins
Director: Vadim Jean
Ruthless. Shameless. Clueless! Celebrity interviewer Jiminy Glick (Martin Short) tackles the big screen with his first feature film: a wildly irreverent, laugh-till-it-hurts movie experience that skewers Hollywood with "po... more »
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I love the shallowness of it all
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 12/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've caught snippets of Jiminy Glick on Comedy Central, but I have never really sat down and watched the show for any length of time. Still, this is Martin Short we're talking about, so I was fairly confident that Jiminy Glick in La La Wood would prove funny and entertaining - and it did. The film's a little uneven as a whole, but it has several laugh out loud moments, and it maintains a decent level of humor from start to finish.
Martin Short created Jiminy Glick for his long-gone talk show, but Jiminy is best known for his Primetime Glick interview show on Comedy Central. Let's say he has a unique interviewing style and let it go at that. As the film opens, he's the primary entertainment critic in Butte, Montana - but he is all excited about his chance to attend the Toronto Film Festival and hobnob with stars that don't have second jobs in department stores. It's a family affair as his wife Dixie (Jan Hooks) and twin boys Matthew and Modine arrive to live it up and schmooze with the stars. Unfortunately, no one knows who Jiminy Glick is - but all that changes after he snags an interview with the incredibly reclusive Ben DiCarlo (Corey Pearson) who is there to showcase his new film Growing Up Gandhi. Suddenly, Glick's the main attraction at the film festival and he lines up some pretty big names for one-on-one talk sessions, including Steve Martin and Kurt Russell. There's only one problem - he fears he may have murdered a prominent actress while he was in an alcoholic haze.
This is a really funny movie. Glick isn't my favorite Martin Short character of all time, but he's definitely one of Short's funniest creations. Just about everything he says and does is funny. As an interviewer, he just says whatever pops into his head, and some pretty weird stuff almost always comes out as a result. Short almost steals the show away from himself, though, with his portrayal of David Lynch, who pops up from time to time to set the weirdly abstract stage for the murder mystery-like part of the story. Short's Lynch impersonation is truly a classic. I also have to say that Jan Hooks proved much funnier than I expected, as well; she and Short have really good comedic chemistry.
The film gets a bit racy in a couple of places, which undoubtedly earned it its R rating, and I don't see how that helps the film at all. Even the crude jokes usually come off as funny, though. I don't think you have to be familiar with Jiminy before seeing the film, but Glick fans will surely get more of a kick out of the movie experience and should definitely check it out. Crude, shrewd, shallow - and funny. That's Jiminy Glick in La La Wood."
Martin Short...comic genius!!!
xx | xx | 03/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first caught "Primetime with Jiminy Glick" on Comedy Central about a year or so back. It took me a few episodes to catch on, but Martin Short is amazing as this character. I suggest you start with "Primetime", but once you watch it, you'll love this movie. Written in old-fashioned Hollywood style, it is a strong storyline and cast of characters. Like most movies of its type, it doesnt take itself too seriously and is filled with hilarious laughs all the way to the end. It follows Jiminy's rise to fame through the Toronto film festival and a string of unbelievable events.
I have not seen a comedy this good in a long time!"
Mostly amusing with several big laughs here and there!
the smart guy | 08/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was sort of expecting this movie to be unfunny and dull after reading the reviews on amazon. First off I think the made up character Jiminy Glick is hilarious. In this movie he was not the only funny character. His wife, kids, and the rude indian guy were also very hilarious. Martin Short's blunt characterization of David Lynch is very amusing and realistic. The interviews were probably the weakest parts of the movie. Some were good while some were lame.
This is a comedy spoof of David Lynch movies. So if you know David Lynch movies you can then be prepared for this comedy to be a bit on the bizarre side.
The one-liners are fast and furious. I had to watch this movie a second time just to get all the jokes.
This movie is goofy, fun and histrionic! It is on par with any movie done by the SNL crew or even Jim Carrey.