5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Cut-Up!
My initial desire is to compare the movie to Best In Breed, with is another satriacal pseudo-documentary. Big Tease is far more refined and fluid. This movie has everything: great editing, funny writing, and splendid locations.
The execution is just perfect Though none of the character actors are recognizable A-list names, but the timing and delivery is better than...
Published on April 21 2002 by MikeB@AWS
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I need to see this one again...
"The Big Tease" is a pretend documentary about Crawford Mackenzie, a Scottish hair stylist who thinks he is invited to an international "Hair-off" in L.A. Unfortunately, he is only invited to sit in the audience. However, he refuses to go back home and does everything in his power to get into the competition. Of course, he does. In the middle of...
Published on July 24 2000 by A.A.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Big Tease,
This review is from: The Big Tease (DVD)I found this film very amusing Craig Ferguson is very quick witted and just funny in the true sense of the word. I watch his late show on CBS, own most of his other films and I recommend his books as well. I really don't know why the critics hated The Big Tease it made me laugh and that's what it was meant to do.
4.0 out of 5 stars More fun than a mullet . . .,
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This review is from: The Big Tease (DVD)Terrific cast, gentle silliness. Craig Ferguson is wonderfully absurd and Donal Logue is his usual entertaining self in a supporting part. If you liked Saving Grace or The Tao of Steve, this is a great little movie at a great price.
4.0 out of 5 stars A TEASE IT EESE!,
This review is from: The Big Tease (DVD)Not a stellar production by any stretch, this mockumentary still gets my top vote.
It's a fun, (almost) realistic romp through a Hollywood-wannabe life. Crawford is very convincing as a Scottish hairstylist who makes the mistake of thinking that he is a participant for a "Platinum Hairoff" competition in LA, when he was only one of the 100 lucky draw viewers selected at random.
Mayhem ensues and he is smitten by the idea of the trophy and wishes to steamroll his way into the contest come rain or shine. This includes a very funny cameo by (the usually safe bet) Frances Fisher, plus guest appearances from some big stars.
The documentary style cut may require a couple of scenes to get used to, but stick with it. The film has its moments. Predictable in the end, but so are some of the best movies. It's the message of self-worth and persistence that makes it worthwhile.
Interesting feel-good low-budget effort. Recommended rental for a light one and half hours.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Cut-Up!,
This review is from: The Big Tease (DVD)My initial desire is to compare the movie to Best In Breed, with is another satriacal pseudo-documentary. Big Tease is far more refined and fluid. This movie has everything: great editing, funny writing, and splendid locations.
The execution is just perfect Though none of the character actors are recognizable A-list names, but the timing and delivery is better than perfect. The movie is chock-full of hilarious scenes and memorable lines. Almost every scene ends in a laugh-out-loud funny line.
There aren't any distracting details which linger, and that's a problem for Best in Breed. The plot arc moves smoothly, and the jokes don't get in the way. Neither does the humor preclude your interest in the success of the characters as they work against their antagonists and challenges.
The sound is rich and well-edited, and the picture and photography is perfect--though somtimes a bit dark for the comparable scenes and subject. This is an absolutel must-see movie; it is one of the funniest movies I've seen in recent memory.
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out Loud, you know you will.,
Well, I'm not saying its The Godfather or anything, but it's really remarkably well made, with a wonderfully endearing lead performance by Craig Ferguson, and some hilarious and quirky supporting work by David Langham as the BBC documentary maker, and Frances Fisher as Candy, the Hollywood agent who more or less adopts our hero, Crawford Mackenzie.
The script sparkles with humour, and if nothing else, its worth seeing the film for the hilarious hair competition at the end.
5.0 out of 5 stars QUEEN OF SCOTS...,
This does not deter Crawford from trying to be allowed to compete, as he definitely is not the kind of person who takes no for an answer. Crawford, charmingly played by the ever talented Craig Ferguson, pulls every trick in the book and ingratiates himself with Sean Connery's publicist, wonderfully played by Frances Fisher, who manages to open some doors for him. Along the way, he is snubbed by some Beverly Hills/Hollywood power types, including one of the competitors, an obnoxious Norwegian named Stig, who was the prior year's Platinum Scissors champion, played to perfection by David Rashe.
Still, the ever nice Crawford remains undaunted, and what he does to get into the competition is funny, especially when he starts fighting fire with fire. In a short time, Crawford becomes a force with whom to be reckoned, and he finally gets his dearest wish and is allowed to compete. The competition itself is hysterical and will amaze and delight the viewer. This little known film is an absolute gem. Craig Ferguson's performance makes the character of Crawford MacKenzie totally endearing, and the supporting cast is, likewise, terrific. There are also a number of marvelous cameos, including Drew Carey playing himself. All in all, a bloody good show!
5.0 out of 5 stars You MUST see this movie...,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Big Tease (DVD)OK, so I rented this not knowing what it was...and I've rented it 3 more times since. It's hysterical! The writing, the editing, the story, the acting, the cast...it's all great. Each time I see it, I see something new. I challenge you to see this and not end up laughing out loud - and quoting lines afterward!
5.0 out of 5 stars Glasgow hairdresser falls in love with LA,
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully entertaining!,
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, and funny,
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