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The 100




Senseless
(1998)
Reviewed by Jason Catanese
Rating: 4 Beans

ow here's a movie that could of been pretty good, as a no holds barred comedy. But it is a Hollywood production, so let's just toss all preconceptions out the window.

Marlon Wayons, one of the many Wayonses, stars as a loser who needs to raise to money for school, in turn volunteering himself to a new type of drug. This drug can amplify all 5 senses, causing wonderful academic achievements and the ability to woo all girls. But soon, he takes an extra dose, and starts acting all out of whack. But, here comes---(spolier, like you care)he brings himself together, wins an academic contest, and gets the girl!

That's about it for plot. It plays like a bad WB sitcom in parts, and no one is worth watching but Wayons. In fact, after a few lines, I was waiting for a laugh track to kick in, or a calvacade of Ooohhs and Ahhhhs when Wayons says "If one dose can do all this, tonight I'm taking two." David Spade is stricly cast against type as a snobby rich college kid full of wisecracks. Besides PCU, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, Tommy Boy, Blacksheep, etc., he really hasn't done this character before.

Now, this movie is not completely devoid of humor, however. A few scenes made me laugh, notably the classic line--"Could you close your mouth? Your breath smells like hot garbage," which rivals his brother Damon's line in "Bulletproof"---"Did anyone ever tell you that you look like a struck match?" That line alone almost made me refrain from writing this review, but the bad outweighs the good in this case. Some other scenes worthy of praise are assorted scenes of Wayans reacting to his overdose, and, uhhhh, let's see, yep, overdose. That's about it. This isn't really recommended, since I just gave away the only reason to see it, but I could think of worse ways to spend an hour and a half. Like watching 3 straight episodes of "The Wayans Brothers Show" on the WB. Or "Unhappily Ever After." Or an hour an a half of those infomercials about those reusable mops. Or one episode of "Forgive or Forget" plus the first half hour of "Chopper Chicks in Zombietown". I could go on forever.






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