Run Ronnie Run!
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Keeping in mind that Bob and David originally wanted to do an entirely different film but were pressured into making a Ronnie Dobbs movie.
Keeping in mind that Bob and David were eventually snaked by Troy Miller when they were barred from partaking in the editing process.
Keeping in mind that the story is thin and the pace fluctuates between raging Mr. Show hyper-irony and dull Hollywood shlock.
It's really not that bad of a movie.
The Thrilling Miracles segment was pure twisted genius.
The 3 Times 1 Minus 1 video was perhaps the most pointed take on...RnB love songs yet.
And the Ass Kicking Fat Kid scene was the best hurried plot resolution device I've ever seen.
Even if the plot was trite, characters thin and the pace slow, the calibre of comedy in this film is still unmatched by any movies of late and more than made up for its flaws.
This one is about Ronnie Dobbs (played by Cross), a white trash bumpkin who repeatedly finds himself being arrested on a popular reality television show which in deference to Michael Moore, shall remain unamed (`Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do...'). This gets the attention of an effeminate British Tv producer (played by Odenkirk) who has the brainy idea to create a reality show based solely around Ronnie getting arrested. The show is a hit, and Ronnie must deal with that cursed, cursed demon called mega-popularity and wealth.
Ronnie's character is toned down a little from the Tv series, showing a genuine love for his down-home wife (three times divorced) and basically setting the plot, which is `get back to basics and regain lost love.' Also, much of Ronnie's gags we've already seen on the show (just about all of them actually, except for a laugh-out loud scene where a drunken Ronnie, `resplendent' in a Sammy Hagar t-shirt, drives a hijacked school bus through a high school dance's giant tiki head and then tips it over on the football field, pinning his buddy underneath). Bob merges two of his characters from the show (the psychotic British infomercial host and the effete Tv producer) But that's all incidental. The new gags here are hilarious.Read more ›
I thought this movie was funny. The characters played by Cross and Odenkirk are based on a skit they did on "Mr. Show". They've developed them and stretched them to ridiculous lengths to create an entire film based on the simplistic personality of Ronnie Dobbs - the mullet-wearing hick rebel who can't keep himself from getting into trouble and being arrested.
I would say the highlight of the film would have to be the R&B montage they created for Ronnie's love scene with Nikki Cox's character. It's hilarious. Plenty of star cameos in this movie help it along. It has its moments, but I don't believe it's the best movie Cross and Odenkirk have in them.
DVD includes a few deleted scenes and not much else.
However, operating under a studio that re-edited and reworked their movie, Bob & David lost their creative control over their project. The result is a movie not worthy of the Mr. Show moniker. Significantly dumbed-down, and played out like a one-note joke, Run Ronnie Run is less like the fresh inventiveness of Mr. Show, and more like one of those tired SNL movies which features a once-brilliant character just going through the motions.
In the end, it's easy to see why Bob & David wanted to discard this film, a mangled version of their concept. Shame on New Line Cinema for tainting the genius of Bob & David, and then shame on them for refusing to issue this film a theatrical release, only to offer the film on DVD for a quick buck.
Still, for Bob & David DVD completists, this is a must-have companion to Mr. Show.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While David Cross and Bob Odenkirk publicly hate this film, I love it. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves offbeat comedy or mr show.Published 3 days ago by Monkin
My husbands name is Ronnie and many years into our relationship he mentioned a movie that he remembered from his childhood with his name in it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jessica
Silly. Idiotic. Hilarious.
Not a movie for everyone.
But I definitely love it.
One of a kind, hand crafted and star studded outrageous comedy unlike any other!Published 5 months ago by Dennis J Allen
very funny but your girlfriend will probably think its stupidPublished 5 months ago by Bender the great
I'm always amazed when I mention this movie how few people have seen it. Every one of them that I have since introduced to this movie have been crazy about it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Moss79