Jimbo was pretty funny
K-Fleet | Kansas | 02/29/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
Blood: none, it's a comedy
Minutes FF'ed thru: none
Overall rating: 3
Friends Jimbo (Chainsaw) and Keith run an investigation business for catching cheating spouses. One day, they run into Joey, Keith's gay friend, and meet him at Woody's nightclub later that evening. There, Keith meets Chloe, the owner, and there's an instant attraction. Jim ends up hooking up with Ursula and Helga and has a wild night of S&M.
Keith and Chloe go on a date and hit it off. Margaret, Keith's ex-girlfriend, pops into the picture and makes attempts to win him back. As Keith and Chloe start getting serious, Margaret continues to weasel her way in. To make him jealous, she sleeps with Jimbo, and then catches him at a weak moment and kisses him in front of Chloe.
After making amends with Chloe, Keith pretends to want Margaret back, and they attend relationship counseling. Keith then flees, and leaves Margaret in the hands of bondage queens Helga and Ursula.
This wasn't a bad movie, but nothing really new either. Chloe and Chainsaw's acting was good, but Keith and Joey seemed forced. Plus, Chloe was nice to look at, and Chainsaw's antics were pretty humorous. It's worth a watch, but probably not something you'd revisit soon after. For a better romantic comedy, watch Shanghai Kiss.
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An excellent indie comedy
Flogging Fan | Pennsylvania | 01/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just want to say that I think Flogging Margaret is one hell of a funny movie. My father and I saw it as a feature at a small film festival(Iris Film Fest) in Huntington, Pa in Sept. of 2006.The use of unknown actors was well done(and I know necessary) and the choice of the bartender was brilliant. Despite some other comments on the acting, I thought it was more than adequate to tell this hilarious tale. I recall you telling the story of having another actor in mind for that role, but she? asked if you needed a bartender and the rest was history. Talk about great luck! I am very glad that the movie was picked up for distribution, as I was afraid I could never obtain a copy. I will surely be getting at least one copy,or a few as gifts for my friends with good cinematic taste. Keep up the good work!!! P.S It must be Philly thing(being a N.E. Pennsylvania resident)but "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" seems to have a similar vibe(the bar scenes and general look of the show) to Flogging Margaret if it were allowed to go way out there with the material. Just a random comment. Ciao"