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5.0 out of 5 stars
Save The Empire!, Mar 4 2004
Originally I wanted to see this movie because I had a crush on Johnny Witworth [who plays AJ] but that crush has long fizzled out. NOW.. it's just one of the funniest movies ever. Sadly it's not more well known and didn't do well @ the box office or get great reviews, but that's ok it's still awesome!
It's just a nice little story about a small independent music store. One day the night manager Lucas [Rory Cochrane] has an epiphany.. he gathers the days register take and instead of depositing it like a good boy, what else is he gonna do with it?.. he goes to ATLANTIC CITY BABY!! Thus forcing the manager Joe [Anthony LaPaglia] and the rest of the empire staff to cover for him on of all days.. REX MANNING DAY!
Mix in an aging popstar with a bad haircut, his less than enthused manager, an artist, a smart chick, a loose chick, a chick obsessed with dying, a shoplifter named Warren Beatty, and an uptight store owner who wants to turn the Empire into a chain store and you have non-stop laughs.
The there's the unforgettable catch phrase that everyone must know!... "Well Sinead O'Rebellion.. shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior!"
Also stars.. Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger [she sings!], Johnny Witworth, Robin Tunney, Ethan Embry, Maxwell Caulfield, Debi Mazar, Coyote Shivers, and Brendan Sexton III