And God Spoke
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It's the story of a team of independent filmmakers who decide to make a Biblical epic as their next movie. Having Soupy Sales as Moses, Eve Plumb, ("The Brady Bunch"), as Mrs. Noah, and Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk") as Cain, everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
A laugh-riot, "And God Spoke" is also a good insight on the world of independent filmmaking. I highly recommend it, and wish I could give it more than just five stars.
Clive Walton (the "director") and Marvin Handleman (the "producer") are from the start obviously not fit to handle this kind of undertaking--their previous films were all bad genre flicks. But Marvin thinks that this will be a great idea because of the target audience ("the biggest selling book in the world times seven dollars a ticket...you do the math"). The caterer designs refreshments that follow the biblical theme (rolls and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish for the "loaves and fishes" motif, and a cooler labeled "Wine" that he says is "really just water"); "Adam" is a method actor who walks around the set nude; and "Eve" has a full-body tattoo. Not to mention the cinematographer who thinks he is shooting a Bergman film, "God" played by a tripped-out ex-hippie, Eve Plumb from The Brady Bunch as "Mrs. Noah," and Soupy Sales as "Moses" (who receives Coca-Cola in addition to Commandments from the mountaintop).
It's a consistently funny look at moviemaking behind the scenes when everything that can go wrong does. It has become a fixture in our household, along with Waiting for Guffman (which is as insightful on its own subject). Fans of the one should enjoy the other.
When two extremely low budget film-makers are suddenly blessed with a $40 million dollar budget to make a Biblical Epic for a major studio, they find themselves WAY over their heads at the first call of "ACTION!" It's all downhill from there (for them, not for the audience) Extremely well-written, hilarious movie, adequately directed. Got kind of lost in the bigger press surrounding "Guffman," but like I said, seems to be gaining a large cult following.
It's not a perfect film...a few things (the studio exec, the cop) don't ring true. However, those things aside, I love this film.
It's a hilarious mockumentary detailing the making of a Bible movie by two Jewish filmmakers. This minor detail is never mentioned in the movie, but it informs a lot of what happens, such as no one knowing how many disciples Jesus had.
Basically, it goes like this: if you like satire and witty dialogue, you'll like this film. I'd reccomend it to fans of movies as diverse as the Player and Dogma. If you like big slapstick comedies, avoid this like plague.
Personally I like both. But a friend who loves the Farrelly brothers above all things found it boring. So be warned, grasshopper, before taking a plunge into 'the greatest non-denominational bible story ever filmed. Special discounts for religious groups."
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A few laughs here and there. It's one of those movies that you probably won't watch over and over again, but it was a pretty funny. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Wiford
So bad it's good. If you like mockumentaries, you'll love this. In the style of "For Your Consideration," two young filmmakers against all odds make a movie based on the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by mike
Boring and not funny, I wanted to see it because it listed jim Jefferies as part of the cast/ Where was he? I suppose some will find it a funny spoof; I didn't like it.Published 13 months ago by cullions889
Not my cup of tea. Watched the first 20 min. or so and gave up. It just didn't seem to be going anywhere, and the same kind of lame attempts at sarcastic humor fell flat after two... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cap'nR
Fun 80's Mockumentary with some good laughs. Light hearted and fun just don't expect too much.Published 14 months ago by Alex Dyer
i know you want me to write a review but the sooner i forget this movie the better thanks.Published 16 months ago by randy l dunn
Loved this movie! Even saw a "Facebook Friend" in it (Roger Eschbacher). Great stuff. I was literally laughing my ass off!Published 17 months ago by Mad Squid
After being in the motion picture industry for forty years this is in the top ten of my favorite comedy movies!Published 18 months ago by William Purviance