Koutchboom’s Adventures In Terrible Comedy – The Marc Pease Experience
In my continuing adventures into the depths of comedy lows I knew I was bound to hit a pot hole or two, didn’t think I’d blow my fucking wheels out going over them. Some movies just make you wonder what the point of it all is, do I really want to waste my life that bad. Well this is one such movie, ladies and fanboys let us divulge ever so briefly in ‘The Marc Pease Experience’.
I know what you are thinking, yeah I’ve never heard of this film either. Well I have, but that was just randomly. I have never seen a trailer for it, tv spot for it, dvd ad for it, poster for it, other then catching a random scribbling about it and not even reading the review just noting the star amount given and stars of the movie I knew this movie had to be seen. Look at the stars, Ben Stiller in some movie you have never heard of, it could be awesome. Ben Stiller isn’t 100% terrible, I mean sure some days it seems like he wants to be, but you know he has some comedic merit. But all I can really say about this is, what is the fucking point of this worthless piece of shit film?
It is directed by Todd Louiso, better known as the “YOU WANT ME TO STICK THIS FUCKING NEEDLE INTO MY HEART” guy from ‘The Rock’. He’s directed another film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman that looks like some semi decent indie drama, I don’t know what to even call this film. It’s not dramatic, it’s not comedic, its not awful, it’s just nothing. The best way to describe this film is that it’s an unofficial sequel to Rushmore. Imagine that Jason Schwartzman signed on to do some ill conceived unofficial sequel of his character from Rushmore, with Ben Stiller stepping in for the BIll Murray role and instead of pinning over some older broad they are both are after the heart and affection of and actress I’ve yet to find a reason to be involved with any film I’ve ever seen her in yet, Anna Kendrick. Also they are both big into school plays.
I really don’t need to go into it any further then that, Rushmore is ok, it is all saved by Bill Murray’s deadpan of a middle age crisis guy ready to blow his brains out at any minute. So imagine if Rushmore relied more on Schwartzman;s needing to be slapped in the face character rather then Bill Murray, and Billy Murray’s character is just sort of there. Why is Ben Stiller in this? I can understand why Schwartzman is in this, because let’s face it if Rushmore didn’t bring in the offers not much is going to save that career. But Stiller? Does Todd have some picture of a gay orgy they all had? It makes no sense? Also with the lack of any promotional sort of aspect of the film, you would at least think that they’d try to gullible a few idiots into theaters by spraying Ben Stiller’s name all over this. At first I thought Ben Stiller was merely a cameo in the beginning, he’s almost the fucking star. I say almost because this movie isn’t clear if anyone should be the star.
I will say one thing positive for this, maybe Stiller thought this was going to be some awesome indie and get him some more acting cred, because he is the most subdued I’ve seen him in some time. But it is too the point that it is just bland. Also the whole high school musical production is fairly realistic minus Stiller’s lack of caring about it for being the director. But Jason and Kendrick are annoying as shit throughout the film, I mean just look at Schwartzman’s fucking hairdo. Yes, it’s a defining dramatic moment in the film when he cuts the fucking ponytail off. Ok I’m done with this I only wanted to say “WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT” but I felt like I needed to point out just how pointless and boring it all was before anyone thinks “OHH maybe this is some silly nonsense film” NO do not see this for any reason.
Four Ben Stiller’s will do anything for money out of four.