Dave's Rating:

3.0

Even dumber than that dang Dynamite.

Who's In It: Michael Angarano, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement, Mike White, Sam Rockwell

The Basics: A young home-schooled science fiction writer (Angarano) finds his most recent story destroyed by two idiotic filmmakers and stolen outright by a famous sci-fi author. This means he's got to run around righting wrongs in weird lady-tops created by his demented fashion designer mother (Jennifer Coolidge, going for a conservative Christian Edith Massey and kinda of hitting it right on the head), accompanied by a mentally challenged guardian angel with an incontinent albino snake. It makes more sense than it sounds. But not much.

What's The Deal: By this point in his filmmaking career, it's pretty clear that Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) likes his characters to be grotesque versions of every kind of nerd and misfit you find when you grow up in a big state with a small population. Isolation makes people weird, so those are his favorite people to love and hate. And with each passing movie, they get more and more freaky, unlike anyone you'd meet in real life and therefore easier to hate. If you like your comedy to have even a small touch of human reality, you'll be annoyed or possibly even feel like the entire film is one big condescending waste. But I laughed a lot. Because I hate people.

Coolest Stuff: The fantasy sequences where Angarano's story, "Yeast Lords," plays out as the result of various competing imaginations, all in VHS-quality format and featuring stuffed deer shooting fire from their fake anuses and a hero who's so gay it's like the movie is throwing down a kind of homosexual gauntlet, daring anyone on Project Runway or RuPaul's Drag Race to match it.

Best In Show: Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement as the obnoxiously self-obsessed sci-fi writer who steals the plot of his latest bestseller. He also steals every scene he's in, creating one of the funnier large-scale jerks in recent memory, the kind of guy who's so gross he probably even thinks of himself in the third person.

Whoever Gives Out Award For Stuff Like "Most Vomit," Please Take Note: This movie has the most extreme, insane barf gags you'll see in this or any other year. Firehose-strength geysers of multicolored throw-up in some scenes, then standard-issue human puke in others. Followed by making out. I know that's a spoiler. But you'll still be plenty repulsed even if you know it's coming.

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