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Aro Recommended Gentlemen Broncos

 

USA 2009, 89 minutes
Dir. Jared Hess
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction, Cult / Fantasy

Topics: Literary Arts.

 

Aroview: Call us biased, but Jemaine Clement is worth the price of admission alone to this zany yet well-aligned comedy from the creator of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. The 'Conchord' effortlessly plays a pretentious sci-fi author who steals the story of a budding teenage writer, hamming it like some bastard child of Richard Branson and L. Ron Hubbard.

Sam Rockwell also comes out of his comic shell and Michael Angarano is excellent as the leading straight kid, but it's Hess who proves himself a director not to be dismissed as a one trick pony. Like ROLE MODELS and others, this gets many laughs at the expense of sci-fi geekdom, but at the same time revels in the imagery and the ridiculous possibilities of the genre. While certainly cult-ivated to be a cult film, it will surely succeed as such where its "box office" and mainstream critical reception failed. Personally, this had us cheering right from the terrific credit sequence set to Zager & Evans' timeless "In the Year 2525".

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DVD Features

  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1
 

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