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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.

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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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