A Whole Lotta Kids in the Hall

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"Candy" Leaves a Bad Taste

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Washington Post
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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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