Edison is flat-out-off-his-rocker and even that doesnt stop him from reaching the pinnacle of prosperity once he puts the full powers of his imagination toward changing the world. Edison starts as a nobody just another fla... more »ming red-haired surf bum trying to make his rent. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 10/28/2003 Starring: Carrot Top Courtney Thorne-smith Run time: 95 minutes Rating: Pg13 Director: Alex Zamm« less
Not since "Becket" have I seen such an earnest endeavor
Ross Morrison | Boston, MA United States | 09/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have one word to describe the experience of seeing this movie - floored. Not since "Becket" with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole (chronicling the unsteady friendship between Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury in 12th century England)have I been so impressed with performances by two actors. Larry Miller plays the antagonist with such deft nuance a lesser critic would swear he couldn't act, until the climax arises wherein he chews scenery until his gums bleed. Carrot Top steals scenes and hearts with a continuous stream of hijinks, tomfoolery, and shinanigans that makes us laugh until we realize at the end of the movie that he's also taught us how to love. I've seen this movie 74 times and I asked my wife to marry me during the museum scene the 4th time we saw it in the theater. I named both of my children Larry Miller. I can recommend nothing higher, not religion, not culture, not world peace, nothing."
Praise for Carrot Top in "Chairman of the Board"
nich8102813 | Cambridge, MA United States | 08/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Carrot Top once again proves that he is at the top of his form with this hilarious, and equally devastatingly funny film entitled Chairman of the Board. In it, 'Top' plays a kid who has just inherited a multi-national company from a complete stranger. Those who enjoy deep, meaningful comedy will delight with the antics as Carrot Top struggles to maintain control of his company while all around him people plot to topple him from his rightfully earned position. The camera is perfectly positioned to catch each one of Carrot Top's now trademark prop gags. I was delighted to take my niece to the premier screening and it is a delight to own this DVD. What's more interesting are the subtle themes of revenge, destiny and ironic comedy woven into the fabric of this movie - a modern day Hamlet.Truly a delight!!"
An artist at his peak
Rich King's Breakfast Nook | East Gretna, NE | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been lucky enough in my lifetime to see Michael Jordan at his peak, Tiger Woods at his finest and Ralph Macchio in Karate Kid. It is a special feeling when you know you are a witness to greatness at a historical level. This movie gives you that chance. Carrot Top is just brilliant and gifted. I think we can all agree on that fact. His prop gigs have revolutionized high level comedy at a level on Gallagher and Jeff Foxworthy can relate to. I've seen his stand up act 231 times and never fail to lose control of my bladder. That being said, Carrot Top on the big screen given an oscar level screenplay is just heavenly. Courtney Thorne Smith continues her trend of dating top level leading men like Jim Belushi and Lewis from Revenge of the Nerds. I bet a lot of ladies wish they had her agent. Larry Miller is, well, Larry Miller. Nothing more needs to be said. He's in that Hanks, Gibson, Freeman pantheon of great actors of our lifetime.
This story is just gripping and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster you could only simulate if your cat died, followed by intercourse with Pam Anderson, followed by an infomercial on Tony Robbins, topped off with a Pizza Party thrown at your house by Jay Leno. I was so emotionally spent after this film, I called in sick to work for the next 5 days. Do yourself a favor and see this masterpiece."
Chairman of the Bored
Amaranth | Northern California | 11/25/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Carrot Top brings the annoying to new heights in "Chairman of the Board." He stars as Edison, an inventor who loves to surf and finds out that his ideas are being stolen by the evil new CEO. There are numerous unfunny sight gags-including one that involves the evil CEO eating office supplies. Carrot Top,who looks like the carrot/root vegetable male version of cat lady Joycelyn Wildenstein, saves the day with his strange car and realization that his Glow Goo was being used against him.
Raquel Welch makes a thankless cameo,one wonders if she was nostalgic about "Myra Breckinridge" in which she starred as Rex Reed's feminine alter ego. Courtney Thorne-Smith stars as Carrot Top's hapless girlfriend,and there's a disgusting love scene at the end that gives heterosexuality a bad name.
"Chairman of the Board" is engrossing in a bad way. It's so bad you can't tear your eyes away. Since it is full of tired jokes,"Chairman of the Bored" is more fitting."
Not bad vehicle for new comic
Phil S. | USA | 05/11/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, there's a ton of tasteless, unhilarious quips and gags...if they had been edited out (thus making the picture about 8 minutes shorter, which would have helped) we'd have a better than not bad vehicle. (See review title). This the slightly predictable story of a crazy young inventor, just crazy enough to actually make it big, who is taken under the wing in absentia you might say by Corporate Head Jack Warden, who saw something in "Edison's" character and talent, in a roadside encounter; he passes away soon after. (You gotta see his flambouyant pre-recorded video shown at the will reading!). Heavy kudos to the Casting Director who enlisted the great Warden plus Raquel Welch, and a very long list of recognizables from "Seinfeld" - a fan of that show should have a strong impetus to buy this DVD! Carrot Top's character here of course mirrors his on-stage *clown with the hair but not the make-up* personae who simply drags out far- out "inventions", then explains...or tries to explain them. Unfortunately, the main invention of Edison the Corporate Head is the least interesting in the movie and it actually spins the plot into a depressing phase where his credibility is seriously questioned (he rush-orders the new product after believing Warden's nephew, Larry Miller, who stands to take over if Edison fails, and who, at a Board meeting, easily convinces him that "tests" are unnecessary.) No need to give away the plot resolution - it's nothing surprising - but it does evoke alot of the old (and always agreeable) Hollywood "happy ending". Bonus material includes the funniest stuff on the DVD: WWF wrestlers challenging CT! Look for a fast cameo of "Classy" Freddie Blassie!!"