“The establishment dished it out – but they wouldn’t take it!”
Here it is, our first Troma related review (so this goes out to the guy that asked me about Troma). This film was produced by Lloyd Kaufman’s sister so it’s no wonder it was released through them, it definitely doesn’t really feel like any other movie I’ve seen them put out or produce. It’s a straight-up comedy, but without any humor.
The movie features some terrible wannabe actress and some kid that thinks he’s cool for being against “the system.” A TON of boring shit happens, including some Cuban landlord who is the most stereotypical character possible giving them a hard time. He remains the only slightly, and I mean slightly, humorous thing in the movie. They get fed up with TV and come up with the brilliant idea to pretend to have a bomb on some TV station which causes a big controversy. Then the movie ends happily ever after. Not really, but no one cares.
It takes the lamest most cliché possible situations you can think of, such as the “actress” going through a bunch of cheesy overly exaggerated terrible commercial try-outs. Her try-outs consist of her dressing up in an asparagus costume and dancing around. I was amazed that a movie could be so unfunny and so painfully boring. I mean look at the cover, it looks really fucking good. And the whole message behind it, about terrible television being a terrorist forming offense is something you can easily agree with. But there is nothing fun, interesting, or enjoyable about this movie at all.
The film was never released on DVD but honestly that’s no surprise. It’s worthless. Complete worthless and meaningless trash. Without the Troma name on it and the clever marketing name (much better than the pile of shit original name, Amateur Hour, which tried to take itself completely serious) this probably wouldn’t even have applied for reviewing. It’s completely boring. The very few people who have seen it try and make it out to be a decent movie, but don’t trust anyone but me, this is ass and I know ass when I see it.