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.
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