Wednesday, February 17, 2010

From the Vault: Movie Recommendation

There is a movie called The Boondock Saints that has attained a cult-hit status among the Fast & Furious crowd (read: the male equivalent of the Made of Honor crowd) over the past few years.

Despite the fact that Willem Dafoe is in it, this movie sucks.

However, there was also a documentary made about the making of this movie that is awesome. This movie is called Overnight and you should watch it. I've already watched it 400 times and never regretted it.

The Pitch:

The writer/director of the useless turd known as The Boondock Saints is a pudgy prick named Troy Duffy. Troy was a bartender at a bar in West Hollywood who somehow managed not only to sell a script to Harvey Weinstein (of Miramax) for six-figures, but also to get his shitty band a deal to record the soundtrack. As icing on the cake, Harvey even bought the bar Troy worked in and made him a partner.

Sounds great, right?

Troy thought so, too. After he finished puffing his feathers and strutting around the mating grounds unnoticed, he told his bandmates the good news and hired two friends of his to make a documentary about how awesome he is.

All I can say is, we're all fortunate that the releases got signed while emotions were running high, because they are no longer friends yet we get to see the crash and burn in all its glory; this is a rags to riches to rags story, after all.

Rent it!

[Paid for by The Committee to Keep Harvey Weinstein Afloat For Some Reason]


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