"Dave Foley is a funny, funny man. Too bad he's an asshole."
Dave Foley refused to participate in the writing of "Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy" and played far too few roles in the movie itself. That pissed me off. But he redeemed himself by starring in this movie.This was a completely unexpected treat, something that nobody was renting at the video store where I was working, even though it had Dave from "NewsRadio" and the fat guy from "Ellen" on the box. And the box claims that Jennifer Tilly is an Oscar-winning actress. She isn't, but it's a heck of a selling point. So I popped it in, expecting something along the level of other Kids' in the Hall projects (Hijacking Hollywood, National Lampoon's Senior Trip) and, to my surprise, it was brilliantly funny.
The plot is a loose takeoff of "The Fugitive", the twist being that nobody is really chasing after the guy. Dave walks in after his boss gets murdered, and picks up the knife and gets his fingerprints all over the crime scene. He becomes convinced that the authorities are after him, when in fact they saw the real murderer on the security camera and know that Dave is innocent. Dave doesn't know that. So he takes off.
The film has a terrifically offbeat sense of humor, particularily in the subplot about the evil farmer trying to close down the bank. I actually enjoyed Jennifer Tilly's performance as the narcoleptic love interest - the first time I enjoyed a Jennifer Tilly performance, EVER.
Rent this movie, or search it out in the discount bin. It's worth it. A lot of funny cameos, good lead performances, and Dave Foley not being quite so much of an asshole.You might get a discount if you rent it from Blockbuster - nobody ever does, and they might feel sorry for it and let you have it for a long time.