Koutchboom’s Adventures In Terrible Comedy – The Marc Pease Experience

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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’.

The Marc Pease Experience Poster

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?

Jason Schwartzman

Fucking putz

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.

Todd Luiso The Rock


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.

Ben Stiller

Four Ben Stiller’s will do anything for money out of four.

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93 responses to “Koutchboom’s Adventures In Terrible Comedy – The Marc Pease Experience”

  1. just pillow talk says :

    Yup, I’ve never heard of this and one that I would never visit to begin with.

    Better you than me.

  2. Droid says :

    Never heard of this. I’ve read your review, Koutch, but can you tell me one thing… What’s it about?

    Rushmore rules. Schwartzmann makes that movie. He’s fucking genius in it.

    • koutchboom says :

      Ummmm it’s about nothing? Schwartzman is fine in Rushmore but you really wanna put a fist through his face in it.

      The Schwartz is the Tin Man in the high school play of The Wiz and Stiller is the director. Schwartz runs away right before his big song. Cut to like 8-10 years later, he’s a boner driving a limo for a living dating some high school bitch (Kendrick) who’s only a chorus girl and Stiller is bringing back The Wiz. Schwartz is trying to get his acapella group together called 8 Something, though 4 of the members left. He has a demo recording gig set up he just needs to sell his condo to get the money. Also he thinks Stiller is going to produce the album because Stiller told him he would with words of encouragement right before he ran away from the Wiz all those years ago. Nothing happens some more. Schwartz finds a tape of Kendrick singing and it’s her practice with Stiller which ends in either Stiller getting a BJ or them having sex couldn’t tell, also wondered who was still using tapes? Schwartz cuts off his ponytail and we weep. Goes to confront Stiller, but pussy’s out from leaking the tape because he loves Kendrick too much. Someone in the Wiz hurts themself right before the final number, Schwartz just happens to be back stage breaking up with Kendrick. And having gone back this morning and read Ebert’s review I’ll let him say it because his is a lot funnier then mine:

      Nevertheless, Marc Pease saves the production, in a way I will not spoil for you in case someone kidnaps you, takes you to a theater, straps you to a seat, props your eyes open with toothpicks and forces you to watch this film.

      So butt fuck Rushmore all you want, its a fine movie but Schwartz has been fucking useless since then. Trust me on this one though I’m right.

      • Droid says :

        Nah, Schwartzmann was shitloads better than “fine”.

        And you’re right, that snippet of Eberts review is much funnier than yours. Kinda makes me want to watch it out of morbid curiosity.

      • koutchboom says :

        That’s funny, because I like Spun, and it’s like the only movie he’s ever been the star of outside of this and Rushmore. But you hate that film? What else has Shawrtz been good in? He was ok in some other Anderson films but he could’ve easily been replaced by just about anyone.

        I know why you want to see this film. It’s because it’s about musicals, lord knows your kind love you some musicals. This releats back to why Green Latern is a superhero for you. Have you connected the dots yet?

      • koutchboom says :

        Actually the Schwartz best role was as a trolly jew in Slackers. Fuck he’s hardly been in anything outside of Anderson’s work. I wonder if he’s Anderson’s rent boy.

      • koutchboom says :

        Ebert and I have both written reviews funnier, more interesting and more worth your time than the movie. It’s like the most bland movie I’ve ever seen, go ahead if you must, don’t blame me. This is just a boring movie, it’s not even interesting because it’s so bad, go watch and episode of Degrassi instead.

      • Droid says :

        Yes Koutch. You’re attempting to say I’m gay. Can you join one dot? Where do you join it to? As usual your “jokes” fail for anyone that isn’t an imbecilic halfwit.

      • koutchboom says :

        Typical of someone who hasn’t come out of the cloest yet. Don’t take your self hate out on me.

      • Droid says :

        HA! Doesn’t surprise me that you’d like utter shit like Slackers.

      • koutchboom says :

        Didn’t say I liked Slackers, it’s a whatever movie, but that’s probably his best role. Why are you so into him? You like that jewy look in a man?

      • Droid says :

        Is this your creepy way of hitting on me, Koutch? You seem weirdly insistent on establishing whether I’m gay or not. I’m really sorry to break it to you, but I’m not. And even if I were, “chunky” doesn’t do it for me.

      • koutchboom says :

        Don’t see how I’m hitting on you, only someone stuck in the cloest afraid to come out would see it that way. You know like acting OVERLY hetero so other dudes don’t pick up on his lust for cock.


        Wait…Droid’s not gay?

        Oh fuck this site then.


        And actually Koutch, following your ball-slurp of ‘Tropic Thunder’ I’m weary to trust your opinion on comedies.

      • koutchboom says :

        Well if you’ve been following the series, I’ve admited to such short comings in the past. The point of this is to point out that comedy can and is a lot worse these days then movies like The Hangover and Tropic Thunder.

        Also like I said, I don’t even know if this is a comedy. It’s a nothing, but judging from that ponytail it has to be a comedy.

      • koutchboom says :

        Think about it. There has to be a reason why you haven’t heard of a movie starring Ben Stiller that came out just a year ago. Even my dead grandma knows about all Ben Stiller films these days. The fucker shot his role in the movie in the first 2 weeks of production because he had better shit to do. This movie help kill Paramount Vantage (according to my highly certified informants in the IMDB boards) it is probably one of the first times Hollywood has managed to keep themselves from forcing shit down our throats some how.

      • Droid says :

        Obviously you have reading and comprehension issues, amongst many others. I’ll repeat it as clearly as possible. Be sure to take your time. Look up any big words you don’t understand.

        Your insistence on verifying if I’m a homosexual is bit unnerving and disconcerting. If, as looks likely, you have some latent sexual leanings towards males, maybe you should coach a high school football team.

      • koutchboom says :

        Sounds like a bunch of gay speak to me.

      • Droid says :

        HAHAHA! Weak! And you were carrying on… well, lets just say you were carrying it on. But that was just weak.

      • koutchboom says :

        Droid your comebacks are fucking lame, you get all excited about your use of big words, which just adds to your gayness. Plus I now know that you aren’t a bottom, because you are anal retentive about getting in the last word. Like you have a constant need to be on top and get the last ball drop…your mouth always needs to be the last one open.


        Wait you’re saying comedy is worse now than just a year or two ago?

        I don’t get it…Tropic Thunder is the epitome of everything wrong with comedy of today– bloated budgets, big, loud, disturbingly unfunny, fake frat-like sense of camaraderie that hasnt felt genuine since Batchelor Party, big names and studio gloss to conceal the general lack of anything remotely clever. Just an ugly piece of shit. Oh but Downey’s in blackface!! YES!!!!

      • Droid says :

        HAHAHAHA!!!! Like clockword here comes the lurid language. Wow. Must be an off day for Koutch. Not enough sleep, I think. Maybe catch a power nap on your lunch break. Recharge those batteries.

      • koutchboom says :

        I’m sorry I know how manly language offends you types. I’ll keep it PG from here on out. Don’t want to upset your sensibilities.

      • Droid says :

        And now we’re back to weak. Maybe the lurid was better. More entertaining.

      • koutchboom says :

        You know the more you post the more you prove my point. Is it really good till the last drop?

      • Droid says :

        Ah! But the more you post the more you prove your own point.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah your grasping on that one. Just post one more time so you can feel secure in your manhood on your stroll (do gays still do that? stroll? Or is there a new term for how gays walk?) home tonight and we’ll move on.

      • Droid says :

        I’ll let you have the honour since you’re the expert.


    Schwartzman is okay, without Wes Anderson’s teet he’d be nothing. His best overall acting is in ‘Darjeeling’.

    I gotta admit he’s probably my favorite halfling.

  4. Droid says :

    The contradictions of Koutchboom

    “So imagine if Rushmore relied more on Schwartzman;s needing to be slapped in the face character rather then Bill Murray”

    – Koutchboom, Review 15/07/10

    “Schwartzman is fine in Rushmore but you really wanna put a fist through his face in it.”

    – Koutchboom, 15/07/10 3:09 pm

    “You know like acting OVERLY hetero so other dudes don’t pick up on his lust for cock.”

    – Kouchboom, 3:52pm 15/07/10

    • koutchboom says :

      How is that Schwartzman thing a contradiction? I was saying imagine if the movie Rushmore was more based around that Schwartzman’s characters life and a lot less of Bill Murrays characters life, that’s the sort of movie The Marc Pease Experience is? He’s fine in Rushmore because his character is balanced well. In TMPE there is too much of him and it’s annoying.

      Or were you talking about how I at first I said that Shwartzman only needed to be slapped in the face, then contradicted myself and said that he needed to be punch in the face?

      Fuck it Droid, go rent it now if you think I’m so wrong about the movie.

    • Droid says :

      Koutch, you can’t possibly be this dense.

      • koutchboom says :

        What? Are you saying slapping is overly hetero? When’s the last time you’ve seen a straight man slap another straight man? Slapping is only for women, gays and men of 1920’s gangster films (sorry I had to put that in their before Conti corrected me, which I’m sure now he will point out some from of slap fighting used by ninja warriors).

      • Droid says :


        Do you need everything explained like a child? The contradiction is that you said that people act overly hetero to cover up their “lust for cock” immediately after you made overly hetero comments. Therein lies the contradiction.

        It started as a joke, but I honestly think that you may actually have latent homosexual leanings. Not that there’s anything wrong with that Koutch. You’re free to do whatever you want with whomever you want.

      • koutchboom says :

        No no I got it the second time you pointed it out Droid. Thats why I said slapping isn’t overly herto, that’s purely a gay thing. So how can I be overly hertero while praising gay things?

      • Droid says :

        Threathening an act of violence to make yourself feel superior and better about yourself is traditionally associated with high school bullies who are unsure about their sexuality.

        A slap is an act of violence, whether you use a limp wrist or not.

      • koutchboom says :

        Ok droid post one more after this and we’ll move on. You really know how to wear down a guy, is that you get them?

      • Droid says :

        I only respond to each of your posts. That’s called holding a converstation Koutch. Obviously you can’t handle such a difficult task. Or maybe you didn’t have anything to work with in the first place and ran out of ways to repeat the same tired old thing.

        Huzzah! Last word! Victorious!

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah but when all you post is. That’s not good. That’s not funny. Keep trying. When you’ve just got just as little to say, that’s called trying to get the last word.

      • Droid says :

        No Koutch, that’s called responding to your post. Commenting specifically on what you wrote is not just trying to get the last word in. It just so happens that what you have posted has been weak, and it’s noticable that you’re clutching at straws, running out of material.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah but all your material is just souly telling people that they are out of material. Like that’s all you got.

      • Droid says :

        I disagree. But if you can’t handle criticism then don’t put yourself in the firing line. It definitely seems the case with you that you can (try to) give it, but you can’t take it. If the best I could come up with is calling someone gay then I’d probably be the same way.

      • koutchboom says :

        OF course you disagree. Your like the comment critic. You should start a series reviewing other people comments. I’d read it. Well no I wouldn’t just reading “that’s weak” over and over again would get old.

  5. Droid says :

    Taking a look at Schwartzmanns CV, I actually do agree that the only good films he’s been in have been Wes flicks. Never saw Spun, but heard it was absolute shit. I think Jarv might have said that. And I watched his tv show Bored to Death, and was exactly that. What an apt name for a show.

    • koutchboom says :

      See? I fucking told you the dudes worthless.

      • Droid says :

        I wouldn’t say worthless. Just needs Wes is all.

      • koutchboom says :

        Even still ouside of Rushmore he could easily have been replaced in all of Wes’s films and no one would’ve noticed. That’s why his best role was as the sneeky jew in Slackers. He needs to realize these are the best roles for him and maybe he’ll have a good career of playing the Harry Ellis type for the rest of his life.

      • Droid says :

        You could say that about 98% of actors. They’re neary all replacable. There aren’t many roles where you just think “No one could’ve played that character except him/her”.

        Bridges as Lebowski is one I’d say that about.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah but Bridges is interesting in forgettable movies. Schwartzman COULD be good I don’t know, he just hasn’t been used properly enough. Though people tend to give him a pass, maybe because he hasn’t done anything too bad except for this and this managed to get swept under the rug (so did Spun pretty much if you didn’t like that). I mean like who out there has Shwartzman down as their favorite actor? He’s been doing it long enough now to have fans like that. Someone like Bridges you have tons of people who will see a movie just for him.


      I saw a few Bored To Deaths….it was fine. Danson was the shit and the Jarmusch episode was well done.

      • Droid says :

        I saw the first three or maybe four eps. I did see the Jarmusch ep. So I gave it a decent go. It just didn’t go anywhere and wasn’t funny, or quirky, or interesting enough.


        Yeah it was lacking….the pieces just didnt add up…I think they need to amp up the noir kinda tone and have Danson more prominent and cut that douchebag Galifianakis the fuck out.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I tried to make it through the first episode and fell asleep. Actually that show reminds me of this movie like droid said wasn’t funny/quirky/interesting/go awaywhere. So Danny if you liked Bored To Death, fucking get EXCITED for The Marc Pease Experience.


        Good. Thats the only endorsement I need….I’ll give Ben a second chance. He did touch the hand of Wes Anderson once, so….

  6. koutchboom says :

    As for your hate on Tropic Thunder Danny, I guess you find other things cleaver like Travolta saying MOTHER FUCKER a bunch. And the whole fake trailers before hand, I guess that’s a tired and used to death joke. Sure the Tom Cruise thing is lame now, but it was funny the first time you saw it, though it may have hurt you to see Tom Cruise look that way.

    Also I don’t know what’s so ugly about it? It’s one of the best looking comedies I’ve seen, so is the hangover. They are both shot like big budget films. Compared to shit like that Apatow garbage. I Love You Man/Knocked Up/Funny People/40 Year Old Virgin all could’ve been shot with a budget less then five million on a fucking flip camera. Some of those movies fucking cost over 50 million to make. Also I don’t know what RDJ pay day was for Tropic, but I doubt it was like Eddie Murphy or Christ Tucker getting more then $20 million for a failure (well not so much Tucker, but Rush Hour 3 did make less then 2).

    Like I said, there is a lot worse you can do in comedy. Ben Stiller fucking did a lot to make Tropic Thunder interesting, going beyond just making a movie. The few fake website before hand were interesting. It was like a complete experience, not just hey lets have a bunch of named funny people in a room and say stupid shit to each other (Dinner For Shmucks).

    • Droid says :

      I must admit that if it wasn’t for Jack Black and Tom Cruise I’d have thought TT was utter shit. I’ve only seen it once, and I don’t think those will hold up on repeat viewings, but Black and Cruise were genius. If I didn’t know anything about the movie when I saw it I think I would’ve found Downey Jr funny, but he was all over the advertising and there wasn’t anything more to his character than the blackface gimmick. Overall it’s pretty mediocre, and I did want to like it. I remember trying to avoid seeing trailers for it, even to the extent of trying to jam my fingers in my ears at the cinema because I didn’t want the jokes ruined. Shouldn’t have bothered.


      Uhhh Travolta saying motherfucker a million times is hilarious. Yeah…..so?

      I call it ugly in the same way people call Transformers ugly— yeah they’re big and glossy and colorful and expensive looking and equally as soulless. It does look expensive. Expensive doesnt always mean good….especially for comedy. And the fake trailers…yeah incredible concept, you’re right.

      • koutchboom says :

        No no no sure Travolta and the f word (remember Droid’s about, wouldn’t want to hurt his delicate ears) is funny, but is it clever? What is clever in comedy to you?


        Neither From Paris or Pelham are comedies…..they are action movies that just happen to be fucking funny because of Travlota, and both of them are twice the comedy Tropic Thunder is…..

        Clever is pretty much anything that doesnt feature Ben Stiller or make me roll my eyes.

      • Droid says :

        Droids off home. You can swear to your hearts content. Keep up the lusting, Koutch.

      • koutchboom says :

        Ohhhhh thank god. Now that the gay’s gone we can talk about other things other than Dr. Who and rugby.

    • Continentalop says :

      I liked Tropic Thunder. But the movie would have been a whole lot better if Stiller wasn’t in it. They should of had an actual action star, or at least someone like Cage, Willis or Travolta for his part, than it would have been funnier.

      But the Booty Juice and Bust-a-Nut bar ad in the beginning was a pretty funny way to start a movie.

      • Continentalop says :

        And I don’t know if the fake trailers were a brilliant, original concept, but I do think they were effective in establishing character. In three short trailers and an add you pretty much established what type of stars these guys are.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I wasn’t saying that the trailers are some great thing. They were a clever idea and it worked, and you don’t see it often. I’m sure it’s been done before. But you negate a lot of shit that went into Tropic Thunder just because you think the whole movie is about RDJ is in black face. It’s much better constructed and put together then most comedies.

        I agree as well Conti, Matthew Mconaughey and Stiller should have at least switched roles if they couldn’t get Cage or The Rock or someone.


        It was fucking horrible, and I suspect people will continue seeing it worse and worse as the years pass. They were able to do a lot of shit cause they had cash up to their dicks….so what? The only thing in the fake trailers that worked was Tobey Maguire, he was the single funniest thing in the whole movie– which is really sad.

        Oh yeah– Stiller in apocalypse mode in the rain in the jungle with the bear….yeah laugh out loud!!

      • Continentalop says :

        I think the Ben Stiller ad could have been funny if they had an actor with any sort of gravitas in it. Stiller in a ridiculous over-the-top situation playing it straight means nothing, but Willis or Vin Diesel in that trailer is funny because you can almost believe the idea they would make that movie.


        I agree…..Vin in Stiller’s role would’ve helped a lot.

        His retard thing…like who the fuck laughed at that?

        And I find it odd Cruise’s dancing shit was far more annoying in anything in an Eddie Murphy fat-suit movie, which I guess they intended to spoof with Black’s thing…..what the fuck’s the difference?

      • koutchboom says :

        You know I know you guys hate him, but Harry’s review of Topic Thunder pointed out why I liked it. It just made you smile. It was nice to see Tom not take himself seriously and be that fun with it. I like Tropic Thunder because it tries really hard for a comedy. Most comedies do look like ass, even with a budget (Year One) and relie on the most basic of comedy movie trappings. Tropic Thunder tried and it worked on me, not on Danny. I mean most comedy movies just come off as lazy and half assed, and that’s partly why we like them, this one tried.

      • Continentalop says :

        I laughed at the retard thing. But I would have laughed more if it was Vin pretending to be a retard.

        Just the though of that is making me smile.


        Okay…I agree with you on that. Stiller did try. He was trying as hard as he could.


        I never said I hated Harold.

    • Tom_Bando says :

      I thought TT was Okay, but kept on looking at my watch the longer it went on. Had some pretty fun things in it–Downey Jr. esp-but whatever. No real need to see it again.

  7. Droid says :

    I’m honestly surprised that I’ve got the last word on Koutch not once, but twice today. He usually obnoxiously rants on and on, not really caring what he says as long as he says it.

    I was serious about that power nap. You’re not yourself today Koutch. Grab one on lunch and power up.

  8. just pillow talk says :

    I didn’t like Tropic Thunder. It certainly was not funny and I can’t even recall a single scene/line from that movie.

    I think there should be like a two year ban on comedies being made, because the shit that gets put out there is at best okay, but nothing that makes you want to revisit it or has any “classic” lines.

  9. Droid says :

    A comment critic, eh!? Great idea Koutch. I’ll start now.

    Post: Koutchboom 15/07/10 2:54pm

    HAWHAW! Droid is gay!

    Droid says…. That’s weak!

    Post: Koutchboom 15/07/10 2:56pm

    Yeah, but at least I don’t lust after cock like Droid!

    Droid says…. Yeah, still weak!

    Post: Koutchboom 15/07/10 2:59pm

    Aw c’mon! Stop responding. You just can’t handle me describing my well thought through fantasies!

    Droid says…. *sigh* Weak! True enough though. They are obviously well thought through.

    Post: Koutchboom 15/07/10 3:03pm

    FUCK!! Would you stop responding! Droid is gay for responding to my comments!

    Droid says…. Still weak there champ!

    Post: Koutchboom 15/07/10 3:05pm

    Fine! Have the last word then. I don’t care. I challenge you to have the last word because really, I’m trying to use grade school reverse psychology because in truth, I can’t handle it if I don’t have the last word! Oh! And Droid is gay!

    Droid says…. Weak! Weak! Weak! Weak! Weak!

    Post: Koutchboom 15/07/10 3:09pm

    GRRRR!!! I hate you Droid is gay! You never let me have the last word!

    Droid says…. Weak!

  10. Droid says :

    Koutch, the voice of your beloved Speed Racer has died. Are you emotional? Is that’s whats been the matter today?


    yeah….she’s a gusher.

    Two streaks on the underside.

  12. ThereWolf says :

    Sold! I’m giving this movie a go, it sounds all right to me…

    Nah, not really.

    Thanks for the warning, Boom.

  13. Jarv says :

    What the fuck happened here?

  14. Jarv says :

    Last comedy I actually laughed at was probably Dodgeball- and I know it’s fundamentally a bad film. Last great comedy was probably Team America

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