Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Review: The Aristocrats (Out 9/9)

Can a film based on one joke be any good?
In the case of The Aristocrats, the answer is yes, not so much because of the film itself, which is pretty much standard documentary fare, but on the strength and curiosity of the subject itself and the wonderful bevy of American comedians who appear in it. Produced by Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette, the film feature luminaries such Drew Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddi Izzard and many other (mostly Jewish) faces that you will be happy to get acquainted with. So what is this joke, after all? If you don't know it, it would be a shame to spoil the fun, but it does involve a hell of a lot of graphic images of sex, scatology and the talent of the comedian who can improvise on a template. Sounds intriguing? Go see this movie.

Also out this week...

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