Thursday, June 28, 2007

Windy City Heat (2003, Bobcat Goldthwait)

"A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake."

On the paper slip that this dvd came in the description started off with "This made-for-cable movie may well stand the test of time as one of the most elaborate practical jokes ever televised -- or, at the very least, one of the cruelest." After viewing the film it really deserves to go down as the most elaborate and cruel prank for sure.

The "film" deals with a delusional arrogant comedian/actor/band producer named Perry. He thinks hes a genius and is without a doubt one of the best actors ever. For the past 10 years his "manager" and "best friend" (both just comedians in character) have been messing with him and creating a fake world around him. A fake world where even a Russian Pimp from time to time terrorizes Perry. This whole fake world reaches its peek when they decide to create a huge prank around him and film as it as a movie for Comedy Central. Keep in mind that this is all 100 percent true.

The main prank of the film deals with Perry finally being hired to star in his own cop film where he will play a "Sports P.I." named Stone Fury. They make Perry believe that he beat out every other actor for this role and that it will make him a star. They also tell him that Susan B Anthony, Hiroshima Nagasaki, and Roman Polanski are investors in the film. Perry, who is in his own odd world, fails to catch any of this at all.

From the point where Perry gets the role to the credit sequence, it is non stop comedy gold. Every gag works perfectly and every interview that Perry gives to the camera is also rich with hilarious lines. The film is just hilarious and really deserves more of an audience. One of the funniest things I have seen in a long time.

- ***1/2

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