Aliens, adventure, and ice cream sandwiches launch this all-star cast (Ed Helms, Mo Rocca, Fred Willard, Chris Elliott, and Patrick Warburton) into a cosmic adventure so amazing it s almost unbelievable...take a chance and believe.
More importantly, can an independent film spin this science fiction fantasy in a light-hearted farce that is worth watching? Damn right it can! I'll Believe You is a hilarious and thought provoking romp where just about anything is possible.
Rather than being just some shameless spoof of the whole science fiction genre with gross out gags, slapstick and cheap puns, I'll Believe You follows more along the lines indie hits like Shaun of the Dead. It makes fun of itself and the genre, while still having it's own highly entertaining original story. But don't expect CG creatures or cute puppets a la Speilberg and Lucas the movie's driving force is the main characters simply talking about what's what. Unlike Signs or Contact where expositional sci-fi can lull you to sleep, this film gets from point A to B courtesy of an ensemble of oddballs.
David Alan Basche (Dale Sweeney) certainly takes the ball and runs with it. His charisma practically carries I'll Believe You. If there was but one slip up in his work, then the rest of the movie would be hard to swallow.
Plus, it doesn't hurt that he had great support. Patrick Gallo (Senna) takes the overweight dumb guy buddy role and keeps it fresh. Patrick Warburton (Seth Douglas) absolutely wowed me. Every scene he's in, you can't take your eyes off him, and everything he says is so outrageous and at the same time feels true.
Director Paul Francis Sullivan, and fellow writers Ted Sullivan and Sean McPharlin, economically breathe life into the feature. Their wit and timing are sewn throughout this tale. The most astonishing part is how funny the film is without standard Hollywood comedy elements of "potty humor" and four letter words. The film is squeaky clean...and it's still funny. How many movies in recent memory can you say that about?
Hunt it down and give it a shot...you'll get your money's worth --Cinema Blend
"A sweet natured family comedy." A whimsical tale with a very clever story." --The Buffalo News
"An off-kilter extraterrestrial comedy" --Variety