Saturday, November 18, 2006

Britney Baby, One More Time

Britney Baby, One More Time
Directed by Ludi Boeken, 2002, USA/France/Netherlands

Indie/Comedy, 78 min
Distributed by: Kock Entertainment Distribution

Dude Schmitz, [Mark Borchardt] independant movie maker need to stash up on money for his next lowbudget movie, so he takes a temporary job as a news reporter for a local network. His shot at the big cash appears as he gets an opportunity to interview Britney Spears before she performs in town. But he trashes this chance by asking her about the infamous implants... Unsympathietic for being thrown out of the interview, he runs into Britney impersonator Robert [Angel Benton], and a cunning plan unfolds taking his mutinous crew and sidekick Mike [Mike Schank] on a remarkable road trip.

Me: I saw this movie during the Stockholm Film Festival a few years ago, and I loved it. So I was happy to enjoy it again on my own tv. It's one of those great low budget indie comedies that you either love or hate. What's so great about this movie is that anyone who's seen Chris Smith's "American Movie", and knows Borchardt & Schank's background will see this as a imaginative sequel to Smith's documentary. The story is outrageous, because it's always on the edge, and especially as it's based on a true story. Just the idea of taking an impersonator and faking your news stories with him is hillarious. This is one of those movies which deserves the happy ending it serves up.

Widescreen 16:9

Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast bios, a photogallery, the official trailer and "Angel on" an inteview with Angel Benton who retells the story behind the movie.

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