Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jay Mohr, Robert Patrick, Nikki Cox, Joe Mantegna, Katt Williams
Director: Peter Ettinger
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Bumbling PI Bubba Mabry (Jay Mohr) will take any assignment to pay the rent, so when JG (Mike Starr) offers him some serious cash to protect a mystery client from an overzealous reporter, Bubba thinks he's got it made...bu... more »
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Lonely Street better than expected
fashion-forward but underpaid | Indianapolis, IN USA | 08/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, straight to DVD didn't hold much promise, but I couldn't resist the price. The truth is, it's really rather good. I agree with other viewers, the actor playing Elvis was superb. And don't miss the video (under special features) "When the Rebel Comes Home" - worth the price of the DVD alone. Entirely plausible, you could well imagine this is what the King would have looked like if he'd lived and decided to make a comeback - and I'm not even remotely an Elvis fan. P.S. Ignore the review saying Jay Mohr is constantly naked throughout; there is no nudity, male or female."
Fans of "Get Shorty" will love it
BrodySaurus | Ridgefield, WA USA | 07/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very funny, quirky comedy with a terrific cast. The premise is truly unique - that Elvis is alive, he's a health nut, and he needs protection from a tabloid journalist who may be on to him. Robert Patrick shows some terrific comedic chops as Elvis - his makeup is impressive - I actually think this is what he'd look like if he were still alive and practiced yoga. Jay Mohr is funny as the sad-sack rube detective he hires and Joe Mantegna sports a pony tail as a sleazy music producer. It's all very tongue-in-cheek, reminiscent of a Barry Sonnenfeld movie."
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 03/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bubba Mabry's family has an embarrassing tendency towards public gullibility, a trait he is determined not to exhibit himself. His grandfather holds the sad distinction as being the only fatality of the Martian invasion during the original 1939 "War Of The Worlds" radio hoax. Bubba may not be Albuquerque's most successful private detective, operating from a seedy Motor Inn on Route 66 amid hookers and dope dealers. But when a man named J.G., sporting mounds of gold jewelry, hires him as a bodyguard to protect a visiting celebrity from an overzealous fan, Bubba sees it as easy money. Until the celebrity seems to be the living Elvis determined to keep a low profile and the fan turns out to be a sleazy tabloid reporter who is determined to break the story that the King is still alive. While the movie has the look of a low budget film, it certainly doesn't feel like one. The characters are cliché and the acting is exaggerated, but that is all positive, because it perfectly fits the comical style of the movie. Another strong point is that the acting performances were pretty stable throughout the whole movie. Especially the main character is charismatic enough to keep you interested. The plot is surprisingly fresh and keeps you guessing right up to the end. All in all, this was a fun ride and worth watching. If you don't need big names and huge budgets to enjoy a movie, then this might be one you could enjoy.
Larry A. Watters | Redding, CA USA | 09/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While the premise for Lonely Street is far-fetched, the actors made it believable. The role of Mr. Aaron (who underwent long makeup sessions) was convincing, possessing all the mannerisms of Elvis. Bubba was as bumbling as expected. An Indie film that went straight to DVD, it certainly would have filled some theaters in some markets if it had gone to the big screen...well, medium screen these days.
Thank you, thank you very much...
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