Watch Johnny Depp as Donald Trump in 'The Art of the Deal: The Movie'

Watch Johnny Depp as Donald Trump in 'The Art of the Deal: The Movie'

Feb 10, 2016

It's not uncommon to find star-studded movie parodies from Funny or Die. But they're usually in the form of fake trailers. That is, they're short little sketches. Well, now the site has outdone itself with a 50-minute mock adaptation of the 1987 best seller Trump: The Art of the Deal. It's called Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie.

It's supposed to play like it's a TV movie made by Donald Trump himself -- handling the writing, directing, editing, soundtrack and starring himself -- and hidden away for the past 28 years. In reality it's the work of Drunk History co-creator Jeremy Konner and features a remarkable cast of character actors and '80s pop culture references.

Here's why it might just be the most brilliantly weird comedy of the year:

- Johnny Depp portrays Trump, with prosthetics and wig, and it's his best work in decades, even better than Black Mass. He actually plays two versions, 1988 Trump and 2017 President Trump. 

- The supporting ensemble is filled with great comedic talents, including Michaela Watkins as Ivana Trump, Patton Oswalt as Merv Griffin, Stephen Merchant as Barron Hilton, Henry Winkler as Mayor Ed Koch, Alfred Molina as Trump's real estate lawyer Jerry Schrager, Jack McBrayer as Trump's architect Der Scutt and the voice of Kristen Schaal as Trump's secretary. Plus Robert MorseRob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Jason MantzoukasAndy Richter and Tymberlee Hill

Kenny Loggins performs the theme song, as he should for any great movie from the '80s.

- The Fat Boys (well, three guysalso perform a song ("Law Suit Rap") in the movie.

Room's adorable Jacob Tremblay plays a kid learning lessons from Trump, whom he then swaps bodies with.

- Alf appears as the best man at the Trumps' wedding.

- Christopher Lloyd shows up in character as Doc Brown from Back to the Future.

- Spuds MacKenzie has a cameo as a juror. While Theodore 'Teddy' Ruxpin gets a nod in the credits. 

- Ron Howard introduces the film. 

- It indirectly recalls the 1988 TV documentary Trump: What's the Deal?, which was suppressed for decades before arriving online last year (watch it here).

- There also is a short sketch version in the form of a "fake trailer," which you can see below. At the end, you can find the full movie, which you need to watch asap.

 

 

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