Kids in the Hall - Brain Candy
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Synopsis: researchers discover a pill to make everybody happy, and suffer the consequences. The great part, the Kids play all the parts, and there are little skits within the big picture.
If you are expecting slapstick, forget it, this is sophisticated humor. The absurd rules. THIS is what the Kids are best at, and this is the best I have seen. From Canadian police trampled by people fleeing a public rest room, to catatonic test subjects, this film rocks. Kudos to Dave Foley, who made it big with NewsRadio (man do I hope they release that series on DVD). He plays the stright man the whole way through, and actually gets the meatiest parts. The rest wear dresses, but look pretty good....
If you are a Welcome to Woop Woop fan, or a Monty Python fan, if you can find this movie, BUY IT!! This is a watch and watch again movie.
"I was privy to an early test screening of this, and it was weirder and better than the final product. Even the final, watered-down version beats the hell out of most safe so-called comedies, though."
I had a friend that also got to see the "original ending" which he claims was among the funniest things he had ever seen in his life. I personally thought the movie was great, and have enjoyed it a couple of times on DVD. I really think though that the DVD could have benefited from having the alternate ending and aditional footage added back in.
As I understand it though, Paramount executives don't care about anything but patting each other on the back while their studio slips into oblivion. They released the DVD of Clue with a mono soundtrack. Look at how Paramount destroyed their most profitable cash cow "Star Trek." So the chances of us getting to see that alternate ending of Brain Candy is darn near slim to none. It really is unfortunate... it sounds fantastic.
If you've had a chance to see the skit comedy of "Kids in The Hall" (and it's nothing like Dave Foley's "News Radio"), this movie is above & beyond what they were able to do with the show.
If you haven't seen "Kids in The Hall", take a look for old rerun episodes on Comedy Central. It is similar to SCTV - oddball skit tv by some wildly funny Canadians. I actually find "Kids" to be funnier than Monty Python.
This movie has a plot, silly characters, and a relatively satisfying ending. It contains a few funny musical numbers, too.
The movie rarely appears on TV or cable. If you like offbeat humor, this is a movie you may enjoy seeing over & over again. This is likely a movie that you'll have strong feelings about - either you think it's terrifically silly fun, or just plain stupid. If you like goofy humor, check it out. It is much less expensive than the KITH DVDs.
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I am a big fan of Kids In The Hall (a Canadian comedy team). This is a story of a team of scientists looking for a cure to depression... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Hilarious fun for the lover of laughter and The Kids In The Hall. My husband actually loves this movie but isn't a huge fan of their show which baffles me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by FEROCIOUS TOAD
We all thought brain candy was the answer or at least a solution we could ignore. Never mind, just go back to hypnosis and let the toast f#!$ers run the world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jarhead
Great movie! Used disk plays great and shipped fine. So glad to have a dvd copy to replace my vhs!Published 8 months ago by SE