Kattan, Peter Falk and some others I'm doing the favor of not
Directed By: Robert
Corky Romano is an example of not knowing when a film's just better
off not being completed. Cut your losses half way through, donate
the film that's left to some starving film student, pay off the
actors what you agreed upon and simply dissipate before it is
But, not this time. This time the cast, producers and director
watched dailies and decided collectively "Yeah, this is a
funny movie, well, a movie anyway, look it has moving frames that
glow when a lamp is lit behind them! Heck let's just go for it."
Bad idea. See the humor, and I use that word in its most elementary
sophomoric caveman turned to the other caveman and said "why
did the chicken cross the road" form, is so blatant and telegraphed
it's not only unenjoyable but nerve grating. One feels almost
violent when leaving the theater. Who's the audience? The gags,
which never end unless there's some canned plot movement dialog
being offered up for sacrifice, are too dirty-ish for youngin's
and too idiotic for teens. In fact for anyone with a cranium that
houses a minuscule of mushy substance, this is like mental capitol
punishment disguised as family entertainment
Romano (Chris "I'm funny-I really am, please don't judge
me from this
PLEASE" Kattan) is the unloved, unknown
sibling in a large mafia family in the middle of a huge federal
investigation. The FBI is about to indict his pop "Pops"
Romano (Peter "It was a lark, I did it for the funny kid
Kattan " Falk). Since the feds are not aware of Corkys existence
the family decides to "sneak" him into the FBI as a
spy. Oh please.
The hack that arranges Corky's credentials makes him out to be
a super agent. He's given the name Agent Pissant (hardyharha).
His resume includes his fluent abilities in Mandarin, Taiwanese,
etc, plus martial arts, sharp shooting, it's false to the tenth
This means we will be seeing oh-so-many jokes off this
erroneous resume. Meanwhile his outlandish buffoonery would be
spotted by a blind and deaf mole living three states away, but
we are suppose to believe the FBI is this dumb. Breathein and
remember it's comedy and hope the movie makers don't take the
road their heading towards
( just short of the rubber chicken whacked upside the head) they
do and a Bad Comedy Script Flaws 101's syllabus is laid before
us for the rest of the movie
Corky starts to fall for another
Snore. Corky starts to respect the FBI agents he's
Snore. Audience members... snore.
saddest part of the film was seeing Chris Penn as Corky's mafioso
bully brother. He had such promise. Is he some sort of troublemaker?
I mean what happened to this guy? Dear God somebody give him a
role. And not a bread roll, criminey he needs to slow down
on the In And Out Burgers man.
Kattan, believe it or not, is still one of my favorite comedians.
He's clever and willing to do anything for a laugh. I loved him
in Monkey Bone and still believe it was the goofy cartooned
monkey that kiboshed that sublimely brilliant film. Chris just
needs a good vehicle, maybe a TV show on NBC or something?
see this if you respect anyone in the cast or comedy in general.
Snack Recommendation: Girl Scout cookies at home with a