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Totally Awesome [DVD]

Mikey Day , Dominique Swain , Neal Brennan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mikey Day, Dominique Swain, Chris Kattan, Trevor Heins, Nicki Clyne
  • Directors: Neal Brennan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Castilian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000L42N28

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Comedy spoof of 1980s movies. The premise is that music video channel VH1 has stumbled upon an archived, never-released film from the 1980s which it releases today - exploiting the cultural disparity between the two eras to comic effect. The crude formulaic '80s youth film is lampooned mercilessly. Take one downtrodden school janitor, who's really a talented dancer with his own warehouse studio. Add the Midwestern family who have just moved across the country to start a new life in the big city, the need to fit in, the drama of teen relationships, a dash of science geekery, a mystical Japanese gardener, half a ton of '80's 'rad, man', slang, razor haircuts, angular, heavy-of-shoulder-pad clothing, a cupful of the inexplicable need to dance out one's angst and you can imagine the cheese-fest that results.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spot on spoof 10 Aug 2007
By RR
Format:DVD
Having been brought up on a diet of 80s teen films (Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller, Dirty Dancing, Teen Wolf, Karate Kid etc etc) this spoof is pretty much spot on. Fortunately, unlike many spoofs, I didn't feel the joke dragged on. The actors are so dead pan in their delivery of cheesey lines and stereotyped characters that I just enjoyed each ridiculous scene and even let the odd lame gag pass by (the Mr Miyagi spoof is called Mr Omygoshi, hmmmm). Having said that, if you aren't familiar with the usual content and style of 80s high school films then you'd probably think this awful. I suspect I enjoyed it partly because I remember taking the plotlines, characters and emotional drama that Totally Awesome ridicules so seriously when these films came out. Oh dear.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Totally awful! 18 Nov 2012
By babyday
Format:DVD
Its 2006 & VH1 have found a long lost teen flick made in the 80's & never aired until now.I thought this spoof was really authentic in that it really looked like a bad cheesy 80's film-the fashions,the music,cheesy lines...but i just didnt find it funny at all! The humour is so childish & unfunny,i really couldnt find anything to laugh at.A really lame film!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise 18 July 2007
By Pikminfan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Creators of embarassingly lame and un-funny spoof films like "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie" need to take notice. "Totally Awesome" might not be the funniest movie I've ever seen, (an honor still reserved for "Dumb and Dumber") but this movie succeeds as a far better spoof of its source material (the 80's) than either of those two movies combined. Instead of just loosely stitching together movie spoofs into a stupid and completely non-sensical plot (like the aforementioned duds), "Totally Awesome" is able to both spoof movies ("The Karate Kid", "Footloose", etc.) and weave them together into a decent story all its own. Even if you haven't seen many of the movies lampooned here, you should still have no problem enjoying the story as its presented. There's no punishment for those who aren't "in" on the joke, nor does the movie fall flat on its face without knowledge of the references. Let's see "Date Movie", "Epic Movie" or even "Scary Movie 4" make that claim. "Totally Awesome" is a funny and likable movie with a fair share of interesting and funny characters. Mikey Day is very charismatic as the likeable Charlie and Dominique Swain is completely hilarious with all her psychotic outbursts. (Seriously-these blow ups alone are worth the price of a rental!!) I'd like to see more movie spoofs done this way in the future and less like "Date Movie".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indeed Totally Awesome 5 Nov 2006
By Christopher Torres - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
What can I say? I actually loved this movie. It's surprising that a TV movie debuting on VH1 could actually make me laugh out loud. The films plot is just a bunch of 80's movie thrown into one, much like the film Not Another Teen Movie. What makes this film work is the great casting, writing and over the top performances. Bravo White Guy who did Chappelle's show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great all around 80's spoof... 8 Nov 2006
By Freth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Dominique Swain steals the spotlight from the rest of the actors and she doesn't even know it. Her girl-next-door appeal and good looks make this movie a joy to watch. It's worth the rental fee just to see Dominique. She has a bright future as an actress.

Often-times intentionally annoying, over-acted and over the top, Totally Awesome! takes you back to the 80's by spoofing not only popular movies of the decade but clothing styles and anything and everything else you'll probably remember, and some things you've forgotten. It doesn't take its self seriously at all and you shouldn't take it seriously either. Just pop it in the DVD player and have fun with it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Movie 15 May 2013
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
DVD and the case came in perfect shape. Movie is so underrated. One of my favorite comedy's of all time
4.0 out of 5 stars A cult classic (at least in my memory) 15 Dec 2012
By Melissa R. Payne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My friend and I Watched this years ago and couldn't stop laughing. I got a used copy of it on here to remember the giggles. It worked.
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