I truly believe that David Wain is one of our finest comedy minds and most important comedy directors. He brings a maniacal sense of play together w/ a generosity of spirit. He is clearly driven by an imperative to bring good into the world. GESTURE is explicitly about the troubled bringing of good into the world. It is hampered somewhat by a counterintuitive conceit and perhaps too generous a helping of cliché.
Netflix output is currently suffering from the law of diminishing returns. Quantity does not equal quality. Comedy is tricky beast - it either hits the sweet spot in the most sublime fashion or is an over-egging dud. Go figure...
Wain and Forte are a match made in heaven and they have a great cast to back'em up, but this feels like a condensed version of a very good tv series where the drama, cameos and historical details would get an equal share with the maniacal humor. It almost doesn't work at all, but the story is so interesting and Wain does such a good job at making you feel comfortable with its storytelling that it succeeds. Kinda.
Un biopic irreverente, divertido y original. El recurso narrativo de un hipotético Doug Kenney viejo me voló la cabeza, dando pie a los mejores gags de la película, dinamitando las convenciones propias del género y burlándose de la corrección política tan en boga.
Not bad at all. Especially the beginning when gleeson and forte first start hanging out and the movie somehow perfectly capture the comedic duo dynamic of late 70s early 80s comedies ala animal house and bachelor party and so on. The hook was cool with an olde Kenny from the dead who should have survived and been wildly successful. The camels are really good especially mcHale who absolutely embodies a young Chevy
Not overly challenging, and the troupe of famous names, both diegetic and otherwise, parading through can at times be distracting, but this is an enjoyable enough look at the life of Doug Kenney. Does the job.
Feels like Doug Kenney rewrote his Wikipedia page. I was interested by the documentary clip in the beginning, and I wish there was more of than that just using Kenney as a narrative device (as Will Forte said). But it's very funny. And what can I say, I'm all about Waino, brain man.