You gotta love a movie filmed in "hoserama." Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) attempt to scam a free case of beer from the Elsinore brewery, which is, of course, run by a mad scientist, and only our beer-swilling, plaid-shirt-and-ski-toque-wearing heroes can stop him from taking over the world with his sinister brew. Strange Brew
is full of stereotypes, sure--but Moranis and Thomas make the most of them. They have so much fun making fun of Canada and "Canadianess" that they're endearing. They wring the most out of two characters who probably should have been a one-time-only token sketch on SCTV
, and we get to enjoy watching them do it.
What matters most in life, eh? Hockey, donuts and beer? A slab of back bacon? And did we mention beer? At least, that's what matters most to Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug (Dave Thomas) McKenzie when they bring the goofy lunacy of SCTV's "The Great White North" to the great wide movie indoors.