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Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel (Owen Wilson) scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu (Will Ferrell) seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It's a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories like Matilda (Christine Taylor) can Derek make the world safe for male models everywhere.
Charge your micro-mini cell phones and whip up some orange mocha Frappuccino, 'cuz Zoolander is on the runway, and you're gonna laugh your booty off! Based on a sketch created by writer-director Ben Stiller and cowriter Drake Sather for the 1996 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, Zoolander is a delirious send-up of New York's fashion scene as epitomized by male model Derek Zoolander (Stiller), a dimwitted preener who's oblivious to a Manchurian Candidate-like plot to turn him into a brainwashed assassin. Tipped off by a reporter (Christina Taylor), Zoolander teams with rival model Hansel (Owen Wilson) to foil the poodle-haired fashion designer (Will Ferrell) who's behind the nefarious scheme. The goofy plot's only half the fun; with roles for Stiller's parents (Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara), dozens of celebrity cameos, endlessly quotable dialogue, and improvisational energy to spare, Zoolander is very smart about being very stupid, easily matching the Austin Powers franchise for inspired comedic lunacy. --Jeff Shannon
- 5 deleted scenes with commentary by Ben Stiller
- 5 extended scenes with commentary by Ben Stiller
- Music video - "Start the Commotion" by the Wiseguys
- 2 original skits from the 'VH1/ Vogue Fashion Awards, 1996/97'
- Alternate end title sequence
- Photo gallery
Top Customer Reviews
Zoolander, a three time winner of the male model of the year award, goes up against the new kid in town, Hansel (Owen Wilson), and much to his amazement has his crown taken from him. No longer the toast of the town and already yesterday's news, Zoolander falls prey to the dastardly machinations of acclaimed fashion designer, Mugatu (Will Ferrell), and his evil sidekick, Katinka (Milla Jovovich).
It seems that Mugatu and Katinka want to turn Zoolander into an unwitting assassin whose killing frenzy will be triggered by hearing certain words of a song. In order to keep Mugatu's sweatshops running at full throttle, they hope to rid themselves of the prime minister of Malaysia, who is planning on abolishing child labor. An intelligent and intrepid reporter, Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor), who is also Zoolander's love interest, realizes, however, that something amiss is afoot. Before you know it, bitter rivals Zoolander and Hansel are joined in battle against the forces of evil.
This is a hilarious and silly spoof that is sure to make the viewer rock and roll with laughter. Ben Stiller is hysterical as the dumber than dumb Zoolander, who struggles to find meaning in his life after his modeling career tanks. Owen Wilson is absolutely endearing as Zoolander's equally dense rival, Hansel. David Duchovny has a small, but memorable, role as J.P. Prewitt, a former hand model. Jon Voight is funny as Larry Zoolander, Derek's macho, coal miner father, who is mortified by his effeminate looking son and his chosen occupation.Read more ›
It doesn't convey the overwhelming epic nature of its' stupidity. This film goes for "stupid" in a colossal fashion. Swings for the fences.
But here's the thing: it's not dumb.
Oh no, not a bit.
It's actually an intentionally moronic tweak of "The Manchurian Candidate", with overt nods to "The Godfather Part II", music videos...
...Zoolander has been brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia during a fashion show.
Derek refers to him as the "Prime Rib of Propecia". See? Stupid, but stupid funny.
There's a small role given to a guy who explains "the truth" to the whole plot to the two main characters. His casting is perfect.
The truth is definitely out there, and I giggled during the entire scene.
Ben Stiller plays Derek Zoolander, world's greatest male model. His real-life father plays his agent; Jon Voight plays his father in the film. His real-life wife plays his love interest. Owen Wilson plays the rival model Hansel.
No one with that sort of nose could ever (in a non-stupid world) be a superstar male model, which fits perfectly here. The camera almost lingers on that proboscis.
Will Ferrell again shows up with such a wigged-out performance that I would not be surprised if one day he is discovered to come from another planet. The guy's a loon.
In fact, I'm giving this an extra star (it's a good, solid 3+) simply due to the absolutely hilarious cameos sprinkled throughout the movie. Some may find this "stupid", but that's this film's raison d'etre. Come on...David Bowie judging a runway "walk-off"?
So realize that maybe only seven brain cells will fire while you're watching this.
Those seven will be pretty amused...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of Ben Stiller's best. I got pulled over by a cop. I laid "Magnum" on him and he just walked back to his car and drove away. Now I use it everywhere.Published 8 days ago by Brent
Best. Movie. Ever. The human narrative is intricately captured in this masterpiece. A must see.Published 9 days ago by Francis Rodrigues
This is one of those movies I enjoy watching over and over again! And I'm not a big Stiller or Ferrel fan.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
A classic piece of American satirical filmmaking. Ben and Owen own this film. Super funny, yet witty. This will be in my catalog for life.Published 13 days ago by Big Fish
I have seen it before and if you like bizarre comedies this one is for you. It is an old show so my kids didn't get some of the funny parts because they were based on things going... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Blake Ballif