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Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
To make a film this awful, you have to have enormous ambition and confidence, and dream big dreams.
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There are a few laughs, but I'm not sure that a comedy is supposed to make you recoil, which is what "Smoochy" does.
Tells a moldy-oldie, not-nearly-as-nasty-as-it-thinks-it-is joke. Over and over again.
Smoochy, like the cuddly character, tries to be loved and ends on an unrealistically upbeat note. But it's in better, wittier form just being vicious and biting.
Starts out as such a deliciously savage satire of TV kiddie shows that it's a shame it swerves out of control and over the top, sliding into tedium before pulling together for a clever, if protracted, finish.
Pushes its dark, smart, clever, cynical, satirical, nasty, provocative and sarcastic instincts to the point of heavily diminished returns -- to the point where the very amusing premise just isn't funny anymore.
A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste.
In general, parodies may not rely overmuch on plot, but they need more in this department than Death to Smoochy possesses.
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