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Love Happy

Marx Brothers by Yousuf Karsh, 1948

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Directed by David Miller
Produced by Mary Pickford
David Miller
Written by Mac Benoff
Frank Tashlin
Harpo Marx (story)
Starring Harpo Marx
Chico Marx
Groucho Marx
Ilona Massey
Vera-Ellen
Marion Hutton
Marilyn Monroe

Music by Ann Ronell

Cinematography William Mellor

Editing by Basil Wrangell

Distributed by United Artists

Release date: October 12, 1949 (San Francisco Premiere)
March 3, 1950

This film is notable for two things, 1) it is the worst of all the Marx Bros. films and 2) it features the screen debut of Marilyn Monroe.

Groucho never appears on-screen with his other two brothers, while Chico looks very old (he was 62) and tired. There are some OK jokes with Groucho and Harpo has a few good gags too, courtesy of Frank Tashlin who co-wrote the film. although Harpo’s schtick does wear thin after 30 minutes. The best scene is the 2 minutes when Marilyn is on-screen with Groucho getting in a couple of good lines, but overall it is a terrible and terribly boring film.

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Epic Movie

Directed by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
Produced by Paul Schiff
Written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
Starring Jayma Mays
Jennifer Coolidge
Adam Campbell
Faune A. Chambers
Crispin Glover
Darrell Hammond
Kal Penn
Fred Willard
Tim Lockwood
David Lehre
Music by Edward Shearmur
Cinematography Shawn Maurer
Editing by Peck Prior
Studio Regency Enterprises & New Regency
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date January 26, 2007
Running time85 minutes
Country United States & Canada
Language English

Epic Movie is not the dumbest movie I have ever seen… but it comes pretty close. Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more if there had of been less commercial breaks. Go! seemed to be more time spent showing commercials than the movie itself. Is there anyone who is really thinking of using their Mastercard debit card to go to New York to see Katy Perry? I guess that sums up just who this movie was made for, people stupid enough to listen to horrible pop music.

Maybe I should further elaborate. This is meant to parody every action/fantasy movie made in the last decade but it is all hit and miss… Actually it’s all miss as the gags aren’t funny at all, just stupid. Unfortunately this movie has made a shitload of money, which means that we will be getting more atrocities like this from Friedberg and Seltzer in the future. Sigh! Why bother watching this crap when there are good parody films out there like Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein?