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STRANGE BREW (1983)

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STRANGE BREW (1983)

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(NOTE FROM TANKED MATINEE: One of our currently inactive staff members had their account hacked. Upon regaining access to the account, we found an interesting draft of a review saved in their “to be posted folder.” We decided to post the review as saved, with no edits or changes, so…um…enjoy?)



Guest Reviewer Murk

 

BUZZ:

I SAW THIS MOVIE YA SCUM BUMS. IT WUS CALLED “STRANGE BREW” IT HAD THAT GEEKY NOB FROM GHOSTBUSTAS N THAT GUY THAT MADE WENDY’S. GUZZIT TELD ME IT WUSN’T THE BRUGER GUY BUT SUM DUDE WHO WUSA FUNNYDUDE. I PUNCHED THAT NOB IN THE MOOSH FOR THAT. ANYWAYS IT WUZ REALLY FUNNY LIKE N ABOUT DRINKIN AND A GAME WHERE HUMIES MOVE ON ICE WITH BLADES ON DEM FEET. DEY GOTZ STICKS N A BLACK ROCK DAT THEY HIT.

 

LIFE OF THE PARTY:

THIS MOVIE WUZ BASED OF THE “GREAT WHITE NROTH” SKETCH FROM DAT SCTV THING. SCTV WUZ A COMEDY THING THAT HUMIES FROM CANADA DID LIKE THIRTY YEURS AGO. MY BOSS WUZ TELLING ME “MURK YA YO-YO, ERRYONE DID ONE AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE. IT WUZ A CRAZE.”  SO DES GUYS DOUG AND BOB MACKENZIE ARE LIKE DES HERE GUYS DAT RUN THIS HERE SITE BUT THEY ARE CANADIAN.

 

Doug and Bob Mackenzie

 

            DOUG N BOB TRY U TRICK TO GET THE FREE BEER AND SHENANGIANS ENSUE N IT’S A ROSEDENCRATZ N GOLDERSTUN THING. LIKE HAMMIT. WHAT. MURK HAS READ HAMMIT. HE MAJORED IN HUMIE LITERATURE AT MORK INSTITUTE FOR BEATIN’ NOBS. TAKE OFF

 

(TM: From here it seems that “Murk” slammed whatever he was using for a keyboard for about ten pages and then a bunch of cat emojis. But I’ve seen the movie so I’ll do the rest.)

 

Potential Hangovers:

            Strange Brew is a fun lighthearted comedy that isn’t the worst sketch adaptation. It’s just incredibly dated and feels every year of its age. In comparison of later SNL adaptations, Strange Brew is never bad and doesn’t dwell on unnecessary added plot points much like Night at the Roxbury or Superstar.

 

            A lot of the humor in Strange Brew comes from the concept that Doug and Bob Mackenzie are Canadian drunk idiot stereotypes. If you aren’t familiar with SCTV or Doug and Bob Mackenzie some of the jokes can fall flat.

 

The Vibe:

 

            I always have really enjoyed Strange Brew. It’s in that tier of 80s silly comedies right below your Caddyshack or Revenge of the Nerds but is definitely worth seeking out. It also has a bit of a cult status so it’s fun watching it in a group setting with folks who have and haven’t seen it where folks are calling out “hoser” and “take off.” Strange Brew is also only an hour and a half so it’s a really quick watch that never dwells on a joke and is very fun entertainment, especially with a Molson or Labatts.

 

Plus/Minus:

 

+ One of the better sketch adaptations and versions of Hamlet.

+ Stays true to SCTV/Great White North without betraying it

+ Fun Canadian comedy with some of the legends of the field

- Can feel incredibly dated

- Potential confusion if viewers haven’t seen the sketch

 

Possible Drinking Game:

 

Drink each time you find yourself insulting your friends as a hoser

Drink each time there is a cultural difference between 1980s Canada and now that you didn’t know about BUT NOW YOU DO!

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