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Almost Heroes

Chris Farley , Matthew Perry , Christopher Guest    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you are a Farly Fan You will Love this movie July 14 2004
Format:VHS Tape
What a great concept for a flick. Attempting to beat Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Being this is the 200th anniversary of that expedition made it a little interesting.
There are some very funny scenes indeed but Farly is Farly, yelling, getting angry, fighting and fussing. If you like that you will love this. My favorite scene is where he faces the Eagle at her nest. "Why didn't you tell me you only wanted the shell?" What a great one liner.
Perry is a little stiff as a character and is more of a straight man to Farly's funny man. My only problem with the movie is that there are too many places where it gets slow. Part of it is because you are in the wild and it was a slower time.
There are so many great one liners that seem to have too much time between them. The inuendos are a bit much especially at the beginning. The older Indians are just great. And the scenery, especially of the Tetons and the Snake River are outstanding.
If you want to have a fun night with mostly the guys this is okay for that. My wife did not like it. Anyone who knows and liked Farly for his antics and his in character concept, you will just think this is a hoot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intentional Stupidity April 18 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This was Chris Farley's last film. He ended on a high note. The movie is intentionally stupid--a hilarious GOOF--and directed by Christopher Guest (known for having directed "This is Spinal Tap"). They surely weren't pushing for an Oscar with this one - merely encouraging laughter. This is the story of Bartholomew Hunt (Chris Farley) and Leslie Edwards (Matthew Perry) who, in 1804, follow explorers Lewis and Clark, in hope of being the first men to see the Pacific Ocean. Along their journey they're sure to bring laughter to true fans of Farley's ways, and perhaps to fans of Mel Brooks' as well, as some of the comedy is similar to Brooks' humour in "Robin Hood - Men in Tights".
It is a real shame that this movie isn't available on DVD (yet?), because the presentation of it on VHS is awful. I quote the fine print on the back of the tape's case: "This film has been modified as follows from its original version: It has been formatted to fit your screen". The picture is zoomed in WAY too far, and the result looks distorted. In many shots heads are cropped, we sometimes see only approximately 75% of the face of the person who speaks, and at one point, where a sign reads "Welcome to Snakes Bend", we only see "elcome to Snakes Ben". I was hugely disappointed by the film's presentation, but surprised by the quality of comedy since this is not a much talked about movie.
Zero points to he who decided to crop the movie, and full points to whoever releases is on DVD (with OPTIONAL formatting).
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Purgatory July 2 2002
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Format:VHS Tape
Christopher Guest is a brilliant comedian but I can only guess that directing this movie was a trade-off for getting one of his other projects done. I'm not normally a Chris Farley fan (I thought he was pretty funny, though no comic genius) but the premise of this movie and the fact that Mr. Guest directed and the fact that I was trapped in Niskayuna, NY on business got me to go see it. The whole thing was really kind of sad. Matthew Perry mugging and mincing, Chris Farley doing Chris Farley (again! surprise!), Eugene Levy, always game even in stinkers, trotting out a variation of Dr. Allan Pearl doing Blaine Fabin . . . I didn't laugh once. I was embarrassed that I had seen it. I made an agreement with the friend who saw it with me that we would never speak of it again. To this day we refer to it as "the movie that shall remain nameless". I cannot stress enough how NOT funny this movie is. Perhaps the fact that they aren't releasing it on DVD is an indication of what a waste of time and energy this beast is. Had Chris Farley not passed away (may he rest in peace), I doubt this would have even been released.
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I'll tell you guys and gals what, if you find Chris Farly even remotely funny (who doesn't) then you will love this movie. I will tell you one thing about it - watch it more than once. Once you begin to watch it 10+ times the smallest things become so funny. Not only is Chris Farly funny as hell but the rest of the cast is what makes the movie. There is a shy scrub named Bidwell, a funny old man named Jackson, a funny fat man named Higgins, and the best of all the scrubby dude named Heronumus Pratt, he is the best. Watch the scene where Matthew Perry is watching the girl take a bath in the lake and when Chris Farly comes up. He starts joking about Matthew Perry watching her alone and polishing the puter etc. but watch Matthew Perry's face, he cannot keep a straight face, all he does is laugh at Chris Farly for real. It is one of the most hilarious scenes in any movie. Like I said earlier its one of those movies that you should watch 5-6 times and then you will be addicted to it. This movie does not follow the same line of humor as Tommy Boy or Black Sheep. It has its own type of comedy and it is the best. I would classify this movie as my number ONE comedy of all time. Buy it and decide for yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Chris Farley Movie April 30 2000
Format:VHS Tape
This is an excellent movie. You must have a sence of humor, or you will hate this movie. I laugh almost the entire movie. The people are so dirty and rotten, but they have filthy rich names like Bidwell, Hunt, Higgins, Edwards (who is rich in the movie) and Pratt. Chris Farley faces from the eagle eggs are hilarious, every time he yells I laugh forever, he is just funny. I watch the movie almost every week, I laugh at something different every time. Those other major movie critics do not no what is funny or not, they probably dont have a sence of humor. You have to have a certain sence of humor so just rent it first to see if you like it. I seem to watch it at like 1 o'clock in the morning, almost every time. So try it then to see if you like. Matthew Perry is funny in the beginning but kind of died toward the end, but the other actors made up for it. And the scenery of ancient America is awesome. I wish we still had all that land with very few cities, but humans took over. Anyway, the movie was terrific, no matter what anyone says, and watch it more than once to get all the jokes and crude humor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
Love this movie :) its a silly comedy. It arrived on time and came well packaged.
Published 7 days ago by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars A taste, it shall be...
Contains many amazing Farley moments, his genius shines through the entire production which he carries. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lake Simcoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Heroes - Drink First
By today's standards I suspect this film would not be well-received - especially by teenagers. No special effects and the actors are just ordinary people - no silicone and steroid... Read more
Published on March 12 2010 by Mark G. Maiaer
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Lisa B.'s best movies
Lewis and Clark as it could have been. Shaquinna (Lisa Barbuscia) with Bartholomew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are challenged to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. Read more
Published on Aug. 11 2007 by bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Lisa B.'s best movies
Lewis and Clark as it could have been. Shaquinna (Lisa Barbuscia) with Bartholomew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are challenged to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2007 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Lisa B.'s best movies
Lewis and Clark as it could have been. Shaquinna (Lisa Barbuscia) with Bartholomew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are challenged to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. Read more
Published on Oct. 2 2006 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Guiltless Pleasure
Is this movie dumb? You bet! But I love it. The dumber "the better" I always say. Well sometimes. Farley and Perry play off each other quite well with their own styles of comedic... Read more
Published on March 17 2004 by gobirds2
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariouly funny!
A movie so funny it is unbelieveable! This movie will keep you up all night laughing. A must see. If you've never seen Almost Heroes, you're missing out! Read more
Published on Feb. 20 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars it's good fun
It's good fun and one of Matthew Perry's better movies. He can really fill in a cinema movie - if it's the right kind of thing. He also looks healthier here than in e.g. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2004 by Sinitta
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Lisa B.'s (Barbuscia) best movies
Lewis and Clark as it could have been. Shaquinna (Lisa Barbuscia) with Bartholomew Hunt and Leslie Edwards are challenged to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. Read more
Published on Dec 20 2003 by bernie
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