from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
is actually two completely different movies fused together. Imagine
Used Cars and True Romance combined into one movie.
On the one hand, it's
an R-rated black comedy about the car business, and this part of the
flick is not bad at all. There is one scene that sums it up perfectly.
A family comes back to the car dealership, having paid too much for a
car. Their credit union told them that they would either have to buy
the car or feed their children, but not both. They bring in the whole
family, including dirty-faced kids in rags. The salesman is touched,
takes the issue up with the sales manager. The sales manager seems to
be touched, and goes back to the cubicle, only to tell the customer
that he signed and is therefore fucked. The script is written by a guy
who actually worked as a car salesman. In fact, the DVD extras
actually include a lecture by the writer, "how not to get screwed
when buying a car"
|On the other hand,
the rest of the film is one of those things where several different
guys all end up in a small room together, all pointing guns at each
other, and firing away. The flimsy premise is that they are using the
dealership to sell and transport dope, and various other criminal
parties find out how much money is in the safe.
That was lame, to say the least, and
seemed to be tacked on to the real movie as an afterthought.
appeared completely naked from every angle in daylight, as a
customer who stole a car after screwing the salesman.
Loughlin's character was naked in a dark sex scene, but it is
not possible to identify her.
showed her breasts and buns in an energetic sex scene in a
||The DVD has an incredible amount of
features for a movie you never heard of.
- It has a widescreen 2.35:1
transfer, but the image quality is not very good - dark and
- It has the "how to buy a
car" lecture mentioned above.
- It has two separate commentary
tracks - one from the director, one from the actors.
- It has some material from the
director's earlier career: a short film and a trailer from another
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. Cruel, informative, sometimes
hilarious black comedy with an unnecessary violent crime
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