30 May 2012 | Michael_Elliott
Would You Be Scared of Bruce Willis?
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 (2010)
*** (out of 4)
It's starting to look like there are going to be more Q&A sessions from Kevin Smith than actual Kevin Smith movies but thankfully he's entertaining enough to where one can constantly listen to his stories. This one here was filmed on his 40th birthday and of course the title refers to him being too fat to fly on a plane. As is typical with these Q&A sessions, he answers questions from his fans and the first one asks what it was like directing Bruce Willis and this one question takes up the entire 110-minute running time. Other subjects covered include groceries being delivered, bear sex, ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO box office numbers, arrested in Canada and of course the troubles with Willis on the set of COP OUT. Your tolerance of this is of course going to depend on your feelings towards Smith. As a fan, I was highly entertained by the majority of what was discussed, although I will admit that at times it started to feel a bit too long. Still, getting to hear the stories about Bruce Willis were enough to make this worth sitting through because Smith's details are so good that you actually feel as if you were on set with them. It was really funny the way Smith built up the relationship and how he just became more and more terrified of the actor as time went along. It should go without saying but I'm sure Smith is exaggerating a tad bit to make the story funny but there's still no question that it works. It's funny to think that only one question gets asked throughout the entire time but Smith takes that one thing and manages to really run with it. Fans of his should really enjoy the film but others should probably stay clear.