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"A Hard Pill to Swallow"

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By David Ansen

. . . .The Kids - McKinney, Thompson, David Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald - take no comic prisoners: their targets include corporate slimeballs, nihilistic punk rockers, closet cases, the media, TV talk shows and dumb cops with weird dreams about sex between toast. Produced by Lorne Michaels and directed by Kelly Maken, "Brain Candy" is tasteless, scattershot, frequently nasty and resolutely unheartwarming. That's a recommendation. Broad but not dumb, the Kids' humor keeps you wonderfully off balance - the silliness and subtletly alternate in weird, unexpected ways. A twisted comedy for twisted times, this movie made me happy. Go figure.


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