A Night At The Roxbury (1998)

A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY is the latest (though far from greatest) 
Saturday Night Live skit-turned-feature film.  Bright visuals, an 
energetic soundtrack, and the goofy charms of Will Ferrell and 
Chris Kattan are the slight delights here.  (The SNL stars are 
dead-on as the club-hopping, chick-cruising, still-live-at-home 
brothers.)  Too bad the ultra-thin plot makes an hour and a half 
seem like an entire afternoon.  (Tip:  Don't eat a big plate of 
pasta before seeing this movie.)  Mercifully, there's at least a 
*little* momentum to the plot, which culminates in a hilariously 
botched wedding ceremony.  Eh, put your brain on hold and your butt 
on a pillow and you'll do fine.  With Dan Hedaya, Molly Shannon, 
Richard Grieco as himself, Loni Anderson as mom (!), and a very 
funny (and uncredited) Chazz Palminteri as a colorful club owner 
obsessed with asking everyone "did you grab my ass?"  Directed by 
John Fortenberry and co-produced by Amy Heckerling.  (Rated "R"/87 

Grade: C-

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