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Larger Than Life

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Larger Than Life

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
93 minutes
performer:
Linda Fiorentino, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Murray, Matthew McConaughey
director:
Howard Franklin
author:
Roy Blount Jr.
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

Giving wise-guy Bill Murray an elephant for a foil sounds like the recipe for an antic romp. But Murray plays it low-key as a second-rate motivational speaker who inherits the pachyderm from his circus-clown dad, then hauls the beast cross-country to sell it to a zoo. An amiable road movie (albeit with a manic detour featuring Matthew McConaughey as a motormouthed trucker from hell), Larger Than Life was underwhelming as a multiplex experience. In your living room, where it needn’t live up to its title, it ambles along nicely. Don’t look for a lot of bull-in-the-china-shop belly laughs; do expect a warmer, wittier family film than largely dismissive reviews suggested. B