Director's Cut

2016

Comedy / Crime / Horror

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IMDb Rating 6.1 10 485

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April 18, 2021 at 10:06 PM

Director

Cast

Missi Pyle as Self / Mabel
Bree Olson as Sexy Nurse
Jon Barinholtz as Video Assist Guy
Nestor Carbonell as CSI Perry
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857.28 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
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1.72 GB
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English 5.1
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1 hr 33 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 4 / 10

The commentary is the movie

People always ask me, "Why do you still buy movies on DVD?" That upsets me. Probably not as much as questions like, "What are you going to do when they stop making DVD players?" and "Why don't you just stream everything like a normal person?" Beyond enjoying the tactile feel of physical media and not wanting to lose access to the movies I've already purchased, I really enjoy listening to commentary tracks. But what about a movie whose entire storyline is within the commentary track?

The voice on that track comes from Herbert Blount (Penn Jillette), who crowdfunded a movie starring his favorite actress, Missi Pyle (Gone Girl). Yep, this movie plays with reality by inserting real actors and actresses into a film that isn't real. Harry Hamlin and Hayes McArthur also play themselves and their characters in the film within a film (director Adam Rifkin also is in this). Herbert uses his chance to be in the film Knocked Off - that was his crowdfunding reward - to kidnap Missi and re-edit the film himself.

To get really meta, this movie was also crowdfunded.

The best scene in the film is one of the rare moments where Penn's partner, Teller, speaks. It's a creepy little scene and not as over the top and goofy as the rest of the film. I kept waiting for all the talking to add up to something profound but like the worst commentary tracks, it just ends up getting in the way of the actual film. I get what the filmmakers were going for, but once the joke is told and then explained several times, it's no longer funny.

Reviewed by ejonconrad 8 / 10

Entertaining and original movie.

Full disclosure: I contributed enough to the crowdfunding site to get invited to the premiere and meet Penn and Teller, so I would have enjoyed the experience even if the movie had been terrible. Luckily, it wasn't.

The plot is pretty original. It's about - surprise - a crowd funded movie. One particular contributor - Herby Blount, played by Penn - donates enough money to hang out on the set and even film with his own hand-held camera. It turns out he's obsessed with Missi Pyle, who, like all the actors, plays herself. He uses his footage together with raw footage he steals from the movie to cobble together his own version of the movie, in which he's the hero. What we're supposedly watching is the director's cut of *that* movie, with his commentary. How meta is that? The result is something of a cross between a classic "movie within a movie" and a "found footage" documentary.

It's really two separate movies. They create a good part of the movie "Knocked Off", a low budget but completely credible slasher/horror movie, and they also create Herby's amateurish additions and edits. During the Q&A, they claimed all of "his" editing and special effects were done with free software that a crazy person really could use.

The acting is quite good. The main characters in the "movie" are Missi Pyle and Harry Hamlin. She in particular does a good job of playing both her role and herself playing her role.

Of course, the whole thing is narrated via Herby's (Penn's) "director's commentary", and that's where all the humor comes in - and it is very funny.

All in all, a quite enjoyable movie.

Reviewed by mstrsjulie 5 / 10

One Trick Pony

Loved The Last Movie Star so I streamed this on Amazon. I came away underwhelmed. A little too much Penn Jillette for one movie and basically one joke about his character being obsessed with Missi Pyle.

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