Finishing the Game
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This is a paradoy of those B movies. They got the clothing, the lighting, the hair, the bad acting, the cars, the decor (the way walls were painted, furniture, et al), the film stock, the audio, the titles, and the editing absolutely 100% perfect spot on.
This is a cast of thousands, almost all B actors with long resumes in television or supporting actors in other films. James Franco shows up, probably the biggest name actor.
This got four stars simply because it's such a perfectly done throw back to an era of film making. It's short hour and 24 minutes to the point. There's some good laughs here and there. It feels a bit like a documentary, but is definately not real.
This film is R rated and then some. There's a lot of foul language. There is full male and female frontal nudity for exactly the reason a film might get and NC-17 rating. There's a small amount of violence, mostly in recreations of old television programs. Definately not a film for anyone younger than this rating.
The DVD is blissfully devoid of any special features.
I have now actually bought this film!
Unfortunately, beyond its spot-on `70s fashions and hairstyles, oh-so-groovy soundtrack and overall air of genial good-naturedness, "Finishing the Game" offers little of quality for anyone craving a good behind-the-scenes movie parody. Lacking both polish and finesse, the movie represents a major comedown for director Justin Lee after his stunning triumph with "Better Luck Tomorrow" a few years back. The half-hearted Josh Diamond screenplay scarcely makes an effort at being funny, and the concept itself is simply too thin to be successfully stretched out over even a relatively meager 84-minute-long running time.
Barely flash-in-the-pan cameo appearances by the likes of James Franco, MC Hammer and Ron Jeremy do little to support an otherwise likable cast. And there isn't even any decent martial arts action to make the movie much fun for fans of the genre being satirized.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Insightful and funny satire of movie making in the 1970S. Worth every penny.Published 23 months ago by j jones
Watched this movie a long time ago and thought it was very funny. But that must've been the weed talking. Don't be sober and watch this movie. You'll regret it.Published on June 13, 2013 by David Brooks
I wanted to like this movie because the previews for it looked funny. But, eh. It had some Asian actors in it that I liked but they couldn't save the movie.Published on April 25, 2013 by Lorilei Gonzales
Just the way I like it! May not be a long review but my time is like others is precious. Thanks just the same.Published on January 31, 2012 by Mitch
Very funny. Another reviewer wrote, "Even the most unlikeable characters become real, and likeable". There's a good naturedness here, perhaps it's necessary for a comedy like this. Read morePublished on April 29, 2011 by King of Controversy
This is a fictional comical 70's documentary style movie to find the next Bruce Lee. It makes fun of plenty of things from the era. Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by Jeff Johnson
I kept waiting for this movie to become funny, but it never did. It had potential, but it never developed. Mildly entertaining, but not funny.Published on February 2, 2010 by Jill Davis
This is one of the funniest films I have seen in a long time. Well written, well-paced and hilarious performances. If you like the comedy genre, you will love this! Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by JLPark