Leaves a Bad Taste
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KIDS IN THE HALL BRAIN CANDY- If their humor runs into the sophomoric,
the grotesque and even the unfunny at times, the Kids in the Hall
(David Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney,
and Scott Thompson), whose show was on HBO and Comedy Central,
are awfully cheeky and inventive. Of course, you need a depraved
sense of humor to appreciate them. Any movie in which a character
called Cancer Boy is screamingly funny is definitely sicko. In
their feature film debut, the Canadian cast members take multiple
roles in this industrial morality play (ha ha) about a scientist
(McDonald) who invents a crystal, known as Gleemonex, that when
swallowed induces a permanent state of happiness. All hell breaks
loose when takers of the drug become catatonically fixed on happy
memories. McCulloch is particularly funny as a moody Jim-Morrison-like
rock star named Grivo and a lovelorn female scientist called Alice.
And Thompson is very funny as a homophobic family man called Wally
who denies his homosexuality. *Contains lewd, tasteless humor
and profanity.* Area theaters.
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