Sunday, February 22, 2009

Zoolander (2001)

Director: Ben Stiller

Genre: Comedy

Tagline: 3% Body Fat. 1% Brain Activity.

Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller,
David Duchovny, Jon Voight

MPAA: PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and drug references

Runtime: 89 min

Star Rating: 9.5/10

Zoolander is a spoof about supermodels, the models being Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson). At the peak of Zoolander's career, he loses VH1's Male Supermodel of the Year award to newcomer Hansel. Zoolander decides to give up on modeling and wants to do something to help people, such as setting up a center for kids who can't read good. The fashion guru Mugatu has other plans for Zoolander. Mugatu (Will Ferrell) wants to brainwash the brainless Zoolander to assassinate the benevolent Prime Minister of Malaysia who is determined to put an end to child labor. Zoolander needs the help of the reporter, Matilda (Christine Taylor), and his rival Hansel to save him.

If you are searching for the perfect dumb (dumb is used here is a good way) comedy, your quest has ended. This is one of my all time favorite movies. These veterans of comedy work well together and play off of each other nicely. Zoolander is fast-paced and never has a dull moment. I laugh throughout the whole movie everytime I see it!

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