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Lost & Found
(1999)
Reviewed by Jason Coffman
Rating: 10 Beans

have been thinking about writing a review of this film for some time now, seeing as how it is the new "Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen in a Theatre." However, one fact stopped me and made me wonder if indeed I should post a review:

This is the first movie I have ever walked out of.

From what I could tell, David Spade plays a bitterly sarcastic little fellow who runs an Italian restaurant. He is having financial difficulties, and he has a fat guy working for him who is played by Artie Lange from "Dirty Work." This much would be enough for most people to leave. After all, here is a "Saturday Night Live" alum doing the same joke he's been doing forever starring in a movie with a guy from another "Saturday Night Live"-guy movie.

Now let me explain my position. Despite myself, I liked "Dirty Work." I think Norm Macdonald is hilarious. I had problems with that film, though: some of the jokes were embarrassingly awful, and it was directed by Bob Saget. I personally believe those two aspects of "Dirty Work" are directly related. I liked Artie Lange in "Dirty Work." I thought he worked very well with Macdonald, and his timing was great. I also liked his work on "Mad TV."

So, what was so bad about "Lost & Found?" Well... everything, from what I could gather in my fifteen minutes in the theatre. David Spade's sarcastic-guy bit is now horribly, horribly old. Artie Lange had obviously been recruited to take Chris Farley's place as the fat guy David Spade makes fun of. I did not so much as crack a smile because the movie was so bad. It is just awful. About the only interesting thing that happened that I saw was Florence from "The Jeffersons" (Marla Gibbs) using the phrase "cock-blocker."

So there you are. Keep in mind that I am not a professional critic. I liked "Dirty Work." I like Adam Sandler's movies. One of my biggest guilty pleasures is "A Night At The Roxbury." Yet I could not stomach "Lost & Found." Like "Almost Heroes," "Lost & Found" is devoid of redeeming qualities. In short, don't see it. Even if someone else rented it and you didn't have to pay for it. And they offer you money.






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