Reviewed byJeff Beachnau (email@example.com)Vote: 9/10/10
This movie was hilarious. Jeff Bridges plays Andy, a divorced guyvisiting his son on his birthday. His ex-wife married a really richguy, and Andy's worried that his son won't appreciate him anymorebecause he doesn't have as much money. So he comes up with an idea tomake a bunch of money, make a local porno film with all of the townpeople involved.
The set up isn't so great, but the film is filled with so many actorsand a lot of great comedy, it doesn't really matter. And when I say somany actors, I mean it, everyone in the film is a recognizable face.Jeff Bridges, Joe Pantoliano, Patrick Fugit, Tim Blake Nelson, WilliamFichtner, Ted Danson, and those are just the main characters. TedDanson is hysterical playing the gay guy in the group who poorly triesto hide the fact that he's gay. And if anyone ever wanted to see TedDanson naked, this is the film for you. Joe Pantoliano also does agreat job in the film playing Some Idiot (yes, that's his character'sname) the writer/director of the porno.
It's a great movie, very funny with a lot of great quotes. I just wishthe ending could have been expanded a bit more, but oh well. Look outfor this one.
Reviewed byjandsbrulzVote: 8/10/10
I just got back form a sneak preview of the film at SUNY Farmingdale.William Fichtner happened to be an alumni and so he managed to get ashowing at my school. This film was overall very well written andfunny. it has many classic lines an memorable parts. Not only was thefilm written really well but the cast did an amazing job. The version isaw was called the moguls but since the studio thought that i would getconfused with a skiing movie they changed the title. Also the version isaw i was told is going to be slightly different form what is going tobe opening in NY and LA. The movie was hilarious and i recommend goingto see it. its going to be opening in only 6 screens in July buthopefully with good support will get picked up by more theaters.
Reviewed bydcinsiderVote: 7/10/10
OK, so I have to say, any movie about porn, well, conjures up the ideathat you're going to have nudity all over the place. Yet somehow thisfilm about porn has next to none of it, and that's a good thing. In theplace of bare asses, it has some great performances and funnysequences. Notably Jeff Bridges' character channels a Dude-like vibewhile still feeling fresh and different. Joey Pants is bizarre and atthe same time likable in his role whose name you just need to watch tosee and laugh at. Finally Ted Danson is so completely cast againsteverything I have seen him in previously and it works. It's a sad stateof affairs in Hollywood when you see a preview for a film like this andcringe, knowingly the almost inevitable result would be a lame scriptwith called-in performances. Thankfully, the result is an unexpectedlygood natured romp about porn. I hope this film gets the attention andwide release it deserves.
Andy Sargentee is a decent guy and the town's favorite failure: an unemployable dreamer whose ex's husband's wealth intimidates Andy to such an extent he does little with his teen son. Andy's new idea is for Butterface Fields to be the first town to band together to make the first full-length feature amateur adult film. He recruits five regulars at Floyd's Bar to contribute $2000 each. They get the kid at the video store, whose camcorder is constantly on, to be the cinematographer. The pal they all call "Some Idiot" volunteers to be writer-director. Otis becomes producer. Now, can they find actors, and especially, women? Can a pornography project give Andy self-respect?