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.