Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gentlemen Broncos (2009) - Movie Marathon Drive-Thru Review: Film #6

On the Menu:

Ingredients: Michael Angarano, Jemaine Clement, Jennifer Coolidge, Mike White, Sam Rockwell, Josh Pais, Halley Feiffer and Héctor Jiménez. Directed by Jared Hess. Run time: 90 minutes. Rated: PG-13.

At First Bite: I skipped NACHO LIBRE, but I, like most people, loved NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. I figured GENTLEMEN BRONCOS to come close to that level of greatness since Hess wrote the story and was at the helm. Plus, Clement is downright hilarious in anything.

Tough to Swallow: The character of Lonnie might be a little too weird even for this movie, and Jennifer Coolidge kinda freaks me out (always).

Something to Chew On: There's a scene after the credits.

Clement was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Supporting Male category.

Aftertaste: It's an oddball movie that's full of oddball characters. If you didn't like NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, then you won't like GENTLEMEN BRONCOS. Seriously, Benjamin and Napoleon live in the same world; they could very well live in the same city.

Two scenes stand out. One involves a snake, and the other is one of the best kissing scenes ever put to film. The cast is great. Angarano plays awkward perfectly. Clement and Rockwell steal the movie though.


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