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Review: Death to Smoochy

death to smoochy Death to Smoochy Starring: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, & Catherine Keener Director: Danny DeVito Writer(s): Adam Resnick Studio: Warner Bros. Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min. Rated: R for language, sexual references If you enjoy dark and often obscene comedies, then Death to Smoochy is a must-own movie for you. Robin Williams is at his comedic best as former kid show host, Rainbow Randolph. Rainbow was ousted by Kid Net, after accepting bribes for the show. His replacement is the “squeaky clean”, Sheldon ‘Smoochy’ Mopes (Edward Norton), a fuchsia Rhino who’s catchphrase is “You can’t change the world, but you can make a dent.” The popularity of Smoochy’s Magic Jungle sky rockets to a national phenomenon, while driving Rainbow completely mad with anger. He sets out to try and destroy the rhino, bringing out dick shaped cookies onto the show, and framing Sheldon at a Nazi rally. Rainbow’s anger and rage grows even more furious when he learns that Kid Net executive Nora Wells (Catherine Keener) is dating Sheldon. Rainbow sets out on a quest to kill the rhino.

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What ensues is a non-stop roller coaster ride of hilarity, filled with double-cross, murder, romance, and an unlikely alliance. Rounding out a suburb cast, are the supporting characters M. Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart), Burke Bennett (Danny DeVito), Tommy Cotter (Pam Ferris), Spinner Dunn/Moochy (Michael Rispoli), Merv Green (Harvey Fierstein), and Buggy Ding Dong (Vincent Schiavelli). The cast comes together to create a great film, albeit one with a bit of a “dark” edge and laced with obscenities. Be on the look out for a special batch of cookies made by Rainbow Randolph, that scene will have you rolling on the floor, laughing your ass off.

Do yourself a favor, buy the DVD ASAP if you don’t already have it. GO! Or at the very least stream it for free if you are an Amazon Prime member.  Filled with non-stop laughs, this is a movie that you will enjoy many times over.

Official Score:

4stars

Added bonuses:

Love this movie!

About Gary Smith (1896 Articles)
I'm the creator and Editor-in-Chief of VortexEffect.net. I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I'm also the Gaming Expert for Answers.com. I like to play games, watch movies, wrestling, and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

2 Comments on Review: Death to Smoochy

  1. Oh man, I haven’t seen this in years, but I remember loving it back then. Didn’t realize this was on Amazon Prime, so thanks for the heads up! Can’t wait to revisit this.

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  2. "The Current Big Thing" Bryan Micklus // December 11, 2012 at 10:06 PM //

    Why? I’M RAINBOW FUCKIN’ RANDOLPH! THAT’S WHY! ;)

    What a greatly underrated movie.

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