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Wayne’s World (1992)

(PG-13) 94 mins

Plot Summary: Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris

Writers: Mike Myers (written by, characters),  Bonnie Turner (written by), Terry Turner (written by)

Stars: MyersDana Carvey and Rob Lowe 

Serious Jest:  (Must See)  Entertaining, whimsical, and yet relevant, with an underlying revisionist conceit that belied the film’s emotional attachments to the subject matter…Shee-yah!  Right!  As if!

Here’s the real Scooby-Doo review: In my opinion, Saturday Night Live’s biggest issue is letting its sketches run too long, so that a clever concept becomes not funny.  By that reasoning, then, turning a SNL sketch into a two-hour movie becomes a special challenge.  Wayne’s World rose to the occasion, however.  I gave this film 4 mugs because it is a comedy classic that everyone should see at some point for its 90’s pop culture value, but make sure you pick the right time to watch it (I recommend a lazy weekend afternoon or snow day; almost 20 years after its release, this is no longer a Friday night feature).  Be prepared for silly humor, but it’s creative and witty…and it would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those meddling kids.

About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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