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Hot Rod

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James Dittiger

Hot Rod

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
88 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/03/07
performer:
Ian McShane, Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher
director:
Akiva Schaffer
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Pam Brady
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

Hot Rod‘s highlight features the hero — a moped-riding Evel Knievel wannabe (Andy Samberg) — doing a dance in a forest that looks like ’70s-spastic Steve Martin reinterpreting Footloose. There are a few other minor laugh sequences in this puttering vehicle for the affable SNL viral-video star Samberg of ”Lazy Sunday” fame, but most of them (like a long goof on the phrase ”Cool beans!”) don’t really flow into the otherwise conventional frame of the movie. Wait until the best parts pop up on YouTube.