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Hot Rod

None August 9th, 2007


Reviewer's grade: D


Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Chris Parnell. Who are these people and what have they done with motion-picture comedy? Most of them are pickpockets of gags, working under the evil influence of Lorne Michaels, the not-ready-for-prime-time Fagin of the cathode ray tube.


Samberg makes a bid for movie stardom as Rod Kimble, an inept wannabe stuntman. Rod wants to raise $50,000 to pay for a heart-transplant for his hated stepfather. Dying because you can't pay your medical bills is a real knee-slapper. If you feel like you have to see this amateur-night production, at least wait for the DVD.


There are a few funny moments, but you'll probably think you fell asleep and dreamed them. This is easily the worst movie starring an "Saturday Night Live" alum since "Corky Romano." PG-13


"”Doug Bentin  


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