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Jiminy Glick in LaLaWood

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Source: Catholic News Service

Lame improvised comedy about a clueless entertainment critic (a well-padded Martin Short), who is rocketed into the showbiz spotlight when he lands an exclusive one-on-one with a notoriously reclusive young megastar, while at the same time becoming involved in a Hollywood murder mystery. Despite some amusing mock interviews with real celebrities, director Vadim Jean's unnecessarily crude and mostly unfunny effort is another example of taking a TV comedy skit (Short's "Primetime Glick") and pointlessly stretching it into a feature-length film, here saddled with a silly whodunit subplot. Lewd sexual situations and humor, including a spoof lesbian love scene, brief violence and recurring rough and vulgar language and profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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