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Hot Rod [On DVD 11/27/2007]

 

The Diva's review of
Hot Rod DVD (2007)

 

Hot Rod Rated PG-13; running time of 1 hour 27 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Written by: Pam Brady
Directed by: Akiva Schaffer Cast : Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Sissy Spacek, Ian McShane, Danny R. McBride
U.S. Release Date: 08/03/07
U.S.DVD Date: 11/27/07
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 36% - Rotten
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Theatrical Performance
Total US Gross $13,938,332

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest

Rod Kimble (Andy Samberg), like his dearly departed father, wants to be a stunt man. Long on courage, but short on brains, he tries his best to honor his father, but he has a bit of way to go. This does not, however, stop his friends from supporting him even when he tries to (Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader and Danny McBride) jump a truck with a moped (see? Short on brains).

This is obviously not his forte, but no one wants to tell him, not even his mother, (Sissy Spacek). But his mean ole stepfather Frank (Ian McShane) has no compunctions and takes glee in telling him. Yet despite this it is Rod to the rescue when Frank's heart begins to give out on him and $50,000 is needed for the operation that will save his life.

The Dish

Oh lord. It's a shame when the extras are better than the entire movie. As the credits rolled all I could do is blink and drool, silently crying in memory of my brain cells. I get dumb. I can sometimes enjoy dumb, but I can't deal with dumbass - and there is a difference.

DVD SPECS


• STREET DATE: November 27, 2007
• Number of Discs: 1
• Widescreen Format; Full Screen Format;
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English), Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (French), Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (Spanish)
• English Subtitles and Spanish Subtitles and French Subtitles

DVD FEATURES


• Commentary by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone
• Ancestors Protect Me: Behind the Scenes of Hot Rod
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Outtakes
• Theatrical Trailer
• Kevin's Videos
• Punch-Dance
• Home Video Footage of Orchestra Recording Session
• Previews

 

 

The Directive

SNL keeps allowing these crap movies in a quest for "The Blue Brothers and Wayne's World" dollars. Good luck with that Skippy. Just don't even bother….

 

3BC Ratings

red light

 

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Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2007
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