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A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture
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Frank Gingerich Frank Gingerich
Doug - Age 12
Morgan Gingerich Morgan Gingerich
Doug - Age 12
Annette O Annette O'Toole
Stephanie Kenney
Harry Groener Harry Groener
Harry Kenney
Martin Mull Martin Mull
Modern Doug
David Wain David Wain
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Domhnall Gleeson Domhnall Gleeson
Henry Beard
Will Forte Will Forte
Douglas Kenney


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John Aboud John Aboud
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Michael Colton Michael Colton
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A good movie

1 week, 1 day ago at Jul 9 22:12
To be honest, I really had no idea what this movie was actually about but since it was on Netflix and since the ratings were (for once for a Netflix original production) pretty decent, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a biography about Doug Kenney, one of the founders of National Lampoon, and since I didn't know much about National Lampoon and nothing a... read more
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In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Doug Kenney.
Release date: 26 January 2018
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" Notes: To be honest, I really had no idea what this movie was actually about but since it was on Netflix and since the ratings were (for once for a Netflix original production) pretty decent, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a biography about Doug Kenney, one of the founders of National Lampoon, and since I didn't know much about National Lampoon and nothing about the guy, it was actually quite interesting and fairly entertaining. I mean, the impact"


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A good movie

“To be honest, I really had no idea what this movie was actually about but since it was on Netflix and since the ratings were (for once for a Netflix original production) pretty decent, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a biography about Doug Kenney, one of the founders of National Lampoon, and since I didn't know much about National Lampoon and nothing about the guy, it was actually quite interesting and fairly entertaining. I mean, the impact that the guy had on American humor was huge and only therefore it made this movie quite valuable. Sure, at the end of the day, it was still a rather basic and straightforward biopic and I still don't think that I care much about this kind of humor but the whole thing still worked. also have to admit that I ” read more

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" Netflix- 1hr. 41min. First Viewing A Futile and Stupid Gesture might be a fun movie for comedy nerds but, for most of us who really are not, it's a jumbled collection of scenes that range from amusing to bland, with little insight into the mind at the center of the story. The cast is fine, though it is a bit surprising that the (mostly) dramatic actor Domhnall Gleeson ends up handling this material better than the majority of comedic actors, but the script just doesn't have much bite. It goes f"


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"First viewing - Feb. 13th Prior to this I was not really familiar with the National Lampoon history beyond the movies the name has been attached to, so I found the film really interesting. It's also often hilarious, which should be the case given the subject, the cast, and the creative forces behind it. It's nothing groundbreaking really, as it's your basic biopic, but there's a narrative approach that makes it feel fresh and I was solidly entertained with it. So while it wasn't great I'd proba"


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