Release Date: April 15th (NYC-Regal Union Square 14)
The Cast: Paul Kaye,Mike Wilmot,Beatriz Batarda,Kate Magowan,Pete Tong
Basic Premise: A mockumentary about the rise and fall of Frankie Wilde (Kaye), a drug-addicted, alcoholic DJ who becomes deaf.
Entertainment Value: This movie looks very smooth and sharp in high-definition digital. Hopefully, it will be used more often in the future. The most highly entertaining aspect of this movie is its satire of pop culture. It is fun to watch how easily Frankie Wilde rises to stardom and his inevitable downfall is hilarious and disgusting as it is heartbreaking at the same time. Paul Kaye's performance as Wilde is very believable because he gives it all he's got---that is, a lot of energy, silliness, and stupidity. This would be a whole other movie if Bill Murray were cast instead of him.
Spiritual Value: The messages are not very original or insightful, such as that drugs are harmful in many ways and that what goes up must come down.
Insult to your intelligence: The downfall of Wilde is sometimes exaggerated, redundant, and predictable. Also, Wilde eventually becomes simply too irritating.
Number of times I checked my watch: 1
The Bottom Line: A highly-energetic, fun, yet predictable mockumentary which sparkles with a believable performance by its lead.
Recommended Way to Watch: Movie Theater (2nd Run)
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