So… Gentlemen Broncos, this film is Jared Hess‘ last… and dare I say greatest? You may know him from such films as, Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre,before I go any further; I know this movie will polarize people. You’ll either love the humor or just hate it. Gentlemen Broncos is about Benjamin, a home schooled kid who wants to write scifi fantasy stories, he goes to a writers’ camp where his idol steals his story and makes it in to a best selling book. All the while, Tabitha and Lonnie (Hector Jimenez previously Esqueleto in Nacho Libre) buy his story to turn it in to a movie. And by movie they mean pretty much home movies. They turn the adaptation in to something Benjamin isn’t pleased with, and then Benjamin’s idol Chevalier (Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords) sees that a movie is being made about the story he stole and wants to take action. Meanwhile Benjamin discovers the book that stole his idea and you can imagine what happens next… a battle over intellectual property/rights ensues.
The good; the humor, for me, it’s all good, hehehe. Having seen Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, both movies I own and adore, I know exactly what to expect here. I haven’t had this much fun during screening in a while, or rewatched a movie this much.
Hess seems to have perfected awkward silences and looks with this film. One example; Tabitha asks Benjamin for money to buy a tampon, she adjust something below the waist away from the camera’s view, and Benjamin just stares – amazing!
The bad; hardly anyone knows about this film. They either don’t care for this brand of humor, or the marketing people just didn’t do their jobs in letting us know that this movie was around.
Overall, I knew what I was getting, and I loved every moment of it. I was practically laughing the whole movie, there are small, dry, awkard, jokes sprinkled throughout the whole movie. This is one of the funniest movies of 2009 year that no one will see. But go see it, and if you like it, we can be friends, if you don’t… don’t tell me you didn’t like it.