26 October 2000 | blackxmas
Think of it as an experiment...
Every so often i pick up a film that anyone could tell is awful. My reason being is one of pure cinematic experimentation and filmmaking science. How could somebody come up with a really lame, unfunny script, get Jamie Farr and Rich Little to star in it, and think they really have something, enough to convince someone to bankroll the travesty, and release it into theatres. Well, ladies and germs, HAPPY HOUR is a grouping of all these people and they created something so not funny, you have to watch some of it to believe it.
Two scientists have created an additive that when put in beer, makes it taste so good that it becomes addictive. Rival companies steal half the formula and slapstick ensues with Rich Little playing a James Bond secret agent trying to steal one half of the formula and Jamie Farr trying to blow up the other. I know this isn't much of a plot description, but it really doesn't matter. Tawny Kitaen shows why she didn't have much of an acting career(plus she shows more skin on the box art than the actual film), Eddie Deezen appears to remind you that you can do anything with your life if you just try, and Farr and Little are just hack has-beens. The rest of the cast is equally as miserable and surely leave this off their resume (if they still have careers). Like I said though, it's kind of amazing that people think they have a good idea, that someone thought Jamie Farr and Rich Little were marketable enough to greenlight this picture and strike prints to put it in theatrical release. Also for any aspiring filmmaker, you should see this movie, and all movies like it,to know how not to make a movie. Anybody nowadays can make a technically polished film. See how not to do it, you'll probably be better off for it. Start here.