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Hamlet 2 (2008)

Hamlet 2                                  (2008)
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6.4 IMDB rating
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Steve Coogan Steve Coogan
Dana Marschz
Catherine Keener Catherine Keener
Brie Marschz
Skylar Astin Skylar Astin
Rand Posin
Phoebe Strole Phoebe Strole
Epiphany Sellers
Melonie Diaz Melonie Diaz
Arnie Pantoja Arnie Pantoja
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Andrew Fleming Andrew Fleming
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9 years, 11 months ago at Sep 4 14:44
A handful of funny moments, especially Elizabeth Shue portraying herself. But many of the gags feel strained, contrived for maximum weirdness with little connection to character or story. For some reason, I found the final montage of Hamlet setting right the wrongs of the play strangely moving.

A funny movie

7 years, 11 months ago at Sep 21 6:21
Basically, there was a time when I would go to a video game shop (which is now closed) and I would buy there on a regular basis 5 DVDs for 5 euros and, sometimes, since I would be missing 1 DVD, I would pick up pretty much anything at random just to reach 5 movies. Anyway, following this amazing process, I ended up watching some rather obscure movies and this one was definitely one of them. Eventu... read more


7 years, 2 months ago at Jun 8 11:16
I really dislike Steve Coogan so imagine my surprise when I finished Hamlet 2 with a new respect for him. He is almost unrecognizable from his trademark characters as the hippy-esque drama teacher, Dana, complete with American accent and long hair. All that remains are the hideous teeth and the stupid grin.

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A world premiere at - and the comedy smash of - the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In the irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama teacher (Steve Coogan) rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Release date: 27 August 2008
Tags: Comedy (7), Musical (5), 2008 (4), 2000s (3), New York (2), High School (2), Shakespeare (2), Satire (1), Theater (1), School Play (1), Teachers (1), Writers (1), Actors (1), Arizona (1), Censorship (1), ACLU (1), Music (1), (1), English (1)
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"Coogan is a maniac and it's almost as if he knows this is a shitty movie he is starring him but he doesn't give a shit and he just delivers a manic performance that, clearly, few people have grown to appreciate. Film stumble along into a climactic performance of 'Hamlet 2' and proves to be a nice payoff."

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"First viewing - April 22nd This came up somehow while talking to my co-worker friend, and after he encouraged me to check out a trailer and I told him it looked amusing he let me borrow his copy. And it's definitely amusing. It's not great by any means (weaknesses abound with some of the acting & comedic moments fall flat at times), but I was consistently entertained by it & was satisfied with it overall. I wouldn't need to watch it again, but I could be persuaded to with the right company."

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