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RUN RONNIE RUN test screening report

Hey folks, Harry here.... and now we finally have a review from a spy in Los Angeles that isn't an AICN regular... who wasn't in the dang movie.... and who claims to have as much fun with RUN RONNIE RUN as Moriarty and the AICN Calicrew have said the movie provides! So, damn.... I guess I have to look forward to this now! Here ya go...

I'm frustrated right now. Its the worst kind of frustration for a movie fan. You know that frustration I'm talking about? When you've seen a movie so good, so goddamn funny, that you can't stand the fact that you have to wait months to talk about it in detail, for fear of ruining the experience for others (I don't believe reviews should give away every damn part of a movie to convince you its good. That's the job of the trailer). The movie I'm speaking about is the hilarious new comedy from the creators of "Mr. Show," Run Ronnie Run!

Briefly, Run Ronnie Run follows the exploits of Ronnie Dobbs, a Georgian Redneck who seems to have made it his mission to live up to every stereotype ever conceived up about Southerners. Ronnie (played to perfection by Dave Cross) is noticed by a low level TV producer (Bob Oderkirk, equally great) who decides to make Ronnie the subject of a new reality series in which Ronnie will attempt to get arrested every week for a variety of obnoxious behaviors. Kind of a cops from the criminals point of view. From there, Ronnie is whisked off to Hollywood, where his show becomes number 1, and fame and fortune follow.

Don't allow yourself to know anymore about this movie than you can. Just know, that this will be one of the best times you have in a theater all year. The audience I saw it with tonight ate it up and was begging for more. It reminded me of when I saw Something about Mary with an audience. Or South Park opening weekend, when the fans came out. That uncontrollable giggling that you hear, even minutes after the big punchline. It was there. Laughter so loud that you miss dialogue. It was there. There was a large round of applause at the end of the movie, as well as several times during.

This film deserves to be a hit. It's everything that piece of crap "Joe Dirt" wants to be and more. I didn't really watch Mr. Show when it was on the air, but you better believe I getting HBO comedy so I can catch up on what I missed. If this movie is any indication, I missed a lot.

In case your wondering about my taste in comedies. Rushmore, South Park, The Big Lebowski, Ghostbusters, Better off Dead, Groundhog Day are a few favorites.

Phil Connors

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  • April 11, 2001, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Is this another fake A.I. message?

    by The Grape Tree

    Just kidding, but since Mr. Show is orignial and on the "edge" and all that good stuff I bet it won't make any money at the box office. But let's hope.

  • April 11, 2001, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Run Ronnie Run?

    by Lemoncube

    yeah that's a pretty bad title, thought it was the follow up to run lola run when i fist heard it

  • April 11, 2001, 6:49 a.m. CST


    by twonkenn

    I don't think so. It's 'In the Can' so it's possible that the test screenings are happening right now. This movie will be...AWESOME!

  • April 11, 2001, 7:33 a.m. CST

    "As Mayor of the Altered State of Drugachusetts, I declare this

    by Master Roshi

    That's all that needs to be said.

  • April 11, 2001, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Y'all are brutalizing me!

    by Phil Atio

    Ronnie Dobbs kicks major ass! Anyone know when this will be released? Two predictions-this will be the funniest movie of the year, and it will be a soectacular failure at the box office."Sir, you're obviously intoxicated." "You're obviously intoxicated!" "Come on, let's go." "You come on, let's go!" I can't wait to see it, so when I'm on the way out of the theater, I can say, "I saw the shit out of that movie!"

  • April 11, 2001, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by manstruate

    24 is all I'm saying. 24 is the highest number! Fuhgetaboutit!

  • April 11, 2001, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Have you ever...

    by shanedlm

    taken a train and eaten it, piece by piece, AFTER ya just derailed it with your penis?? I have, but it was just for charity. I swear. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS!!! Anyone else think Jay Johnston is the funniest mofo alive?

  • April 11, 2001, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Have you ever dreamed of kissing your brother??

    by superman5150

    Since we're quoting Mr.Show..."Hey hey, ho ho. The girls we slept with have got to go! Hey hey, ho ho." 2 things will happen to this film. You'll have to search for where it's playing, and there will be almost no money made on it. Like with Mystery Science Theater 300: The Movie. Great film, made about $1,000 and was out at around 100 theaters. This has all the makings of a genius kid living in poverty. You know what I mean.

  • April 11, 2001, 2:51 p.m. CST

    "Watch out for that first step, it's a doooooooozy!"

    by vorpalbuni

    The fact that these people are able to MAKE a movie is good enough news for me. This, and the Tenacious D movie, and Wet Hot American Summer from the folks from The State, is a sign that the times they are a changin'. Thank God. If I have to endure another brain-dead trailer about some idiot guy with a lisp, or a mullet, wandering across America and causing havoc, I will be forced to go into each studio and smash the CEO's pinkies into oblivion. Now, bring on the Powerpuff Girls movie, and everything's sunshine.

  • April 11, 2001, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses.

    by Wee Willie

    The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses. The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses! The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses? The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses; The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses, The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses: The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses?! The guys from Mr. Show are geniuses -- Need I say more?

  • April 11, 2001, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by TheMadHatter

    The Mayosturd will expire before the Mustardayonaisse! Man, I can't wait to see this movie! Mr. Show ROCKS!!! Now everyone stay calm, it looks like the FBI has surrounded the building (where are those beer-bellies?)......

  • April 11, 2001, 6:17 p.m. CST

    3 Times One Minus One Gonna Make It Aylright!!

    by tenaciousdrocks

    This movie will be the greatest comic achievement of all mankind. I am sure it will do very well for Bob and Dave and god willing they would make a sequel. The most important thing is when will this movie be released?? With this movie, Episode2, SpiderMan, Lord of the Rings, Shallow Hal, Fletch Lives (with Jason Lee), Jay&SilentBob, and The Tenacious D Project we have lots of quality non conformist comic vehicles along with epic sagas en route to our local theatres. Shit I just crapped myself in excitement..gotta go Doug from Houston

  • April 11, 2001, 6:18 p.m. CST

    "A Required Romp" "Warm...and Mandatory"

    by Master Roshi

    There needs to be a trailer for coupon: the movie attached to every copy of this film. I'd love to see the reactions of people in the theatre who haven't seen the show before.

  • April 11, 2001, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Coupon...The Movie

    by manstruate

    You're right on about the necessity of the Coupon: The Movie trailer being attatched to the movie. And as a side note to all of those black people who us whites set free... you're welcome.

  • April 11, 2001, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by DarthDov

    They just better have Josh Fenderman and the rest of the Mr. Show crew in the movie.....but especially the Fenderman dance!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEN IS THIS MOVIE COMING OUT??????

  • April 11, 2001, 9:11 p.m. CST

    This is definitely on the must see list of all time...

    by CranialLeak

    I thought that my home was my castle, but no one's scrutinizing me. No pigs, no lyin' bitch, no hassle. Y'all are brutalizing me!.......god I love that damn catchy song. Go check it out at Napster or something and search for Ronnie Dobbs. Mr. Show is one of the top comedy sketch shows ever! My favorite besides the Ronnie clips would have to go to The Joke - The Musical, or Jeepers Creepers Semi-Star.

  • April 12, 2001, 10 a.m. CST

    Y'all got fake poo?

    by We're Not Roamin

    Hahahahaha CUT THE SHIT! Kneal before the almighty Bob & David. Mommy...what's a "gogortion"? Tera Delu!

  • July 11, 2001, 6:42 p.m. CST


    by clutchcargo

    I SHIT ON YOUR SPIT!! WE ARE FRIENDS AGAIN.... HEY! I cant wait!!! Between Mr. Show and The D I have a constant smile on my face! The D has a CrucialClutchCargo gig coming up... Boston...dont miss it....