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September 27, 2010 / TerranceTheTrailerTrasher

Douchebag

Terrance the Trailer Trasher – @@

One of the reviews quoted calls it a “minimalist ‘Sideways.'” Two guys on a road trip on which one of them cheats just before his wedding. I see the “Sideways” resemblance. Resemblance or blatant rip-off? I don’t really care. Because I actually like the idea of the brother’s quest to reconnect with his fifth grade girlfriend. Unfortunately, I also get the reviewer’s “minimalist” description. Blatantly amateur filmmaking with low-key, unappealing “mumblecore” style actors. Looks like everything that didn’t work about “Cyrus” is magnified.

Michael the Moviegoer – @@

You’re so right, Terry. Using the word “minimalist” as a selling point for a movie is probably not a good idea. Unless they want to charge a special ‘minimalist’ ticket price. I’d pay a dollar to see this. But I wouldn’t feel right paying the same ticket price for this as I would to see “Avatar.” It’s obviously ultra-low budget filmmaking. I’ll bet 90% of their budget went to what they had to pay that actress to kiss the hairy-faced bearded guy. Yuk. “Sideways” is a wonderful example of a minimalist-style film that is, at least, well photographed. But I get the resemblance, especially in that last scene where he claims to be a vegetarian eating a hamburger. I’m sure that in the context of the film, that scene goes in the same place where Paul Giamatti drinks his special bottle of wine all alone in a fast food restaurant.

“Douchebag” will be inserted into theatres this Friday.

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the trailer for director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to “The Hangover.”

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