National Lampoon Presents: One, Two, Many
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"One, Two, Many" is atrociously unfunny and Melendez reveals himself to be a man of zero charisma and artistic capability.
The director here is actor Michael DeLorenzo ("New York Undercover"), and I use the term "director" ironically, since there's nothing in this film actually being led. Essentially a vessel for Melendez to remind the world how hilarious he thinks he is, DeLorenzo's sole job appears to be making sure the camera is in focus. Even that is a challenge during the film. Why Melendez didn't direct the picture himself is mystery, since the movie is a love letter to his talents (or lack thereof). Perhaps blocking a scene while also having to dream up new ways to mug shamelessly for the camera would've been too much for Melendez to juggle.
The pain starts with opening titles no more impressive than the introduction to grandma's vacation video and extends to: Thomas calling his genitalia a "vagining rod," an unintentionally hilarious sequence where Thomas defends the local stutterer from bullies, an embarrassing cameo from Mark Cuban, the use of what looks like "Tonight Show" offices to sub for apartment and hotel hallways, and an extended straining-on-toilet diarrhea gag that accurately sums up both John Melendez's talents and the film's vast ambitions.
In fact, "Many" is packed with unimaginative, juvenile humor.Read more ›
So, with all that said, why am I hammering this movie so hard with just 1 star? Well, the answer is pretty basic: it seems that National Lampoon simply doesn't understand its client base. With an NL movie with threesomes as the subject matter, one would expect (if not demand!) a great deal of gratuitous nudity. I mean, if you can't make a movie like this w/out excuses for having a slew of topless babes, then what is the point?
Instead, this movie strikes out altogether in this department. In the climactic scene in which he gets this threesome wish, the girls only strip down to their underwear. How lame is THAT? Basically, this film is something like a Corvette with a Yugo engine. Sure, it looks good on the cover, but....
The sad thing is, this could have been a terrific movie. The concept was sound and the subject matter could easily be used for myriad humorous situations. This is one of those NL movies that had potential, but ended up being half-baked. Oh, where are the makers of National Lampoon's Van Wilder - Unrated (Two-Disc Special Edition) when you need them! sigh
If you think you have to watch this movie then d/l it off the Internet, because this isn't worth the shipping and handling charges.
National Lampoon used to put out some good movies, I don't know what happened to them, but there is a reason why this went straight to DVD.
Plus, can someone tell me what Stuttering John does on the Leno show. I betcha Leno could shot himself for hiring this talentless hack. It goes to show what talent Stern has if he could take this hack and make him amusing.
You guys had it made on the Stern show because he carried all of you. Your day in the sun is LONG gone. Don't think you have any talent to do anything else but act as the stuttering buffoon John...that is all you are capable of. Howard is a distant memory since he lost his mind and disappeared into satellite oblivion (yup...he clearly picked the wrong horse) so you should thank Jay Leno every day for that sweet & easy gig and keep a low profile so no one notices you are a talentless hack.
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Stupid waste of time. I liked him on Howard Stern, but Stuttering John has no business being in the Movies!Published 19 months ago by Leemans28
My cat Timmy and I watched this movie together. I had an evening alone as my wife had a singing gig. Come on!!! I really enjoyed this movie. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Larry Oliver
I've been a fan of Howard Stern's shows on TV and radio, so when I came across ONE, TWO, MANY at my local video store, I decided to see what Stern's sidekick "Stuttering John" is... Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by Anton Karidian
the product was great and in great condition and lastly arrived in a timely fashionPublished on November 6, 2010 by Thomas Matthew Syner
Funny movie. Not exactly to my taste, but did fine job for the type of movie it is.
I am fan of Hudson Leick who was in the movie. Read more
In case you missed it ... `One, Two, Many'
Posted by Scott on May 12, 2008
You can go through at most big chain video stores and see about 15... Read more
One, Two, Many... Is Hilarious
"It's hilarious" One Two Many delivers comedy with greatness
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I thought this movie was very funny. i watched it with a bunch of friends and we were laughing all night. hats off to john melendez for writing this film. Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by John Mormando