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  • Summary: This film follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick (Martin Short in a fat suit), first introduced on "The Martin Short Show" who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless celebrities (which usually ended in verbally -- sometimes physically -- insulting/assaulting them). Now comes "La La Wood" -- Jiminy Glick's home. This is his story (sort of). (Equinoxe Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The improvised dialogue has a no-holds-barred quality that can hit or miss. But when it hits, it can be hysterical.
  2. A giddy, gassy piece of lunatic fluff that recounts Jiminy's rise to fame. In interviews, Short has described Glick as a moron with power, and in Jiminy Glick in Lalawood, he takes us back to the early days, when he was merely a moron.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Allison
    63
    Martin Short is so odd that apparently, neither he nor the film industry know what to do about it. In a way, Jiminy Glick in La La Wood is both a fictional riff on this very fact and hard proof of it.
  4. 50
    Isn't really a satire of Hollywood so much as a chance for Short's wealthy showbiz buddies (Steve Martin, Kurt Russell, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg) to poke very gentle fun at themselves and stick it to the press.
  5. An intermittently funny free-for-all that tries desperately to flesh out a television sketch into a feature-length movie.
  6. 38
    Jiminy Glick needs definition if he's to work as a character. We have to sense a consistent comic personality, and we don't; Short changes gears and redefines the character whenever he needs a laugh.
  7. Never was this funny a comedian in this horrible a movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    8
    Behind the fat suit and countless celebrity cameos is a a unexpected satirical gem. Although the story can run thin at times, Short keeps pushing forward, poking fun at all facets of film and celebrity, from David Lynch to substance abuse to lesbian art film, along the way. The movie is certainly a fluff piece, but with a laugh a minute its well worth the time. Expand
  2. ClaytonL.
    Mar 25, 2007
    8
    This movie is seriously underrated. Anybody at first glance will think it be a corny movie but Marin Short pulls out some gems. Martin Short is hilarious. Expand
  3. GaryB.
    May 6, 2005
    0
    The TV show is horrible, and I'm pretty sure it's been cancelled, it's barely on in reruns on Comedy Central. Martin Short has only had one funny moment in career, ever since then he's just been annoying the crap out of people. So how was this movie financed? No idea. But I do know that it won't even make back the money it cost to make this idiotic film. Collapse

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