Take Candy From Kids"
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By Richard Corliss
1989, when MST3K made its network debut, so did the Kids in the
Hall, the Toronto quintent noted for their daft, deadpan playlets
about modern domesticity -- and their fondness for women's frocks.
From these five young men (David Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin
McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson) now comes the inevitable
feature film, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. This movie, borrowing
from the plot of the 1951 Alec Guiness comedy The Man in the White
Suit; is about a "happy drug" that makes everyone miserable. Bad
news for the Kids: the movie (directed by Kevin Makin [sic]) will
have the same effect. The story is flat and shrill; the characters
show little life; the needle on the giggle-ometer barely flinches.
The Kids don't have the wit to harness their galloping contempt.
are not the first to find that transplanting skitcom to the big
screen carries as many perils as seductions. Sometimes the result
is Wayne's World, and sometimes It's Pat. Thanks for trying, Kids,
but Brain Candy is the latter. R.C.
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