June 2, 2011

Gentlemen Broncos - 2009

Director: Jared Hess
Writers: Jared & Jerusha Hess
Starring: Michael Angarano, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Mike White, Hector Jimenez

"Oh my holy crap, surveillance does... I hate those. This is ridiculous, that's the most well guarded yeast factory I've ever seen!" Aspiring sci-fi writer Benjamin (Angarano) finds his life turned upside down when his latest work is stolen by famed author Roland Chevalier (Clement) while simultaneously being poorly adapted by local filmmaker Lonnie Donaho (Jimenez).

I'm going to keep this short: Michael Angarano and Sam Rockwell are spectacular in this movie. Angarano is the only whole character, while everyone else is the over-the-top weird-for-weird's-sake-type. Rockwell portrays the protagonist of the book within the film, and the duality of the two versions of the character is sublime. However, the Hesses have once again missed the mark completely. Napoleon Dynamite was like catching lightning in a bottle, and it's just not going to happen for them again.

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