Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Reviewed by Scott Murdock
Rating: 3.5 Beans
hen it was heard that "The Kinds in the Hall" were making a movie, it was great news! The five guys (David Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson) had one of TV's funniest shows from 1989 to 1994. This movie would almost certainly be equally funny!
A pharmeceutical company develops a new pill that instantly cures all forms of depression and makes the user completely happy. After a massive marketing blitz and a campaign that gets the drug reclassified as over-the-counter, most everybody starts taking it. It is only then that it is discovered that the drug has a serious side effect... all users of it will eventually slip into a coma. The company tries to cover up the problem, while those within must fight to try to get the word out.
We all knew that this movie would be a series of skecthes tied together with a plot. That is expected of this type of movie. What was not expected, though, was that for some reason The Kids chose many of their most unlikeable characters to populate this movie. No head crusher, no chicken lady. On the up-side, we do get a few scenes that are quite funny and some classic lines (like when a woman asks her daughter where Father is, and the daughter replies "He's upstairs masturbating to gay porn."). There are also a few moments that are classic for their total irreverence, especially the scenes involving the Bruce McCulloch character known as "Cancer Boy".
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