4TH INT'L WAYNE FEDERMAN FILM FEST: MacGruber (presented by Will Forte)

Will Forte spent eight seasons on Saturday Night Live building a portfolio of unforgettably offbeat personalities, all of them fiercely committed to the same brilliantly lionhearted witlessness. And, amongst all the sketch comedy, he’s also had a thriving career acting and writing (including the brand-new show The Last Man On Earth), always making us laugh. Maybe hardest in MacGruber. Only one operative has been awarded 16 Purple Hearts, and only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In the ten years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands — until a villainous Val Kilmer steps into the picture. It’s not easy making every obscenely crude moment hysterical in a “Why is this working so well?” type of way, but Forte and his director (Jorma Taccone, of the Lonely Island comedy troupe) keep this baby Airplane!-paced.
Dir. Jorma Taccone, 2010, DCP, 90 min.

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