Awfully Great: Idle Hands



Manager: Timothée Chalamet’s UncleStars: My spouse’s teenage fantasy boyfriend, My adolescent fantasy buddy, Seth Green

A motivational coming-of-age-story of a teenaged boy as well as his own right hand.

You can make a case that IDLE HANDS is much more of a Best Picture You Never Heard candidate compared to the Awfully Good one. I really don’t think it is a terrible film, but I am likely to work with its 15% Rotten Tomatoes score within a excuse to extol the merits of Devon Sawa’s physical humor abilities along with 1999’s should-be Oscar winner for Best Costume Design.

Jessica Alba looks thrilled with her ensemble.

It might seem like a full size variant of the classic”Farewell to Arms” scene out of EVIL DEAD II…and this kind of is. IDLE HANDS follows high school slacker Anton (ironically played with the man who’d later star in SLACKERS) who understands that the value of adulthood and self-responsibility because of an early demonic thing which takes charge of a few of his limbs also starts committing gruesome murders that jolt his little city. The film boasts several gnarly kills as a consequence –decapitations, mind piercings, electrocutions, as well as death-by-high-speed-fan. But nothing much more memorable than the spectacle in which the name appendage disturbs two teenagers having sex at full Kiss makeup then temporarily…um, lends a helping hand… before doing them away equally.

If your HELLRAISER cosplay goes horribly wrong.

That is only 1 instance of another of the movie’s power –its own darkly comic tone. IDLE HANDS is a terrific showcase for how to successfully combine horror and humor together. It succeeds to finds the comedy in frightening scenarios without making use of this genre or murdering the pressure in a particular scene. And sure lots of the gags could be lowbrow, stoner comedy, but I would claim none of it’s idle. I mean, I will take any picture that takes the opportunity to produce a”Mighty Joe Bong” joke.

The script is more tongue-in-cheek and elastic enough to comprehend the underlying sillinessof the idea. It plays things right as it requires to and await the eccentric when needed. Occasionally both, such as if Anton eulogizes his freshly-murdered parents within their own backyard (“Mother, Dad, you fed me and kept a roof over my mind…till I killed you”) , which can be both absurd and kind of heartfelt. But largely IDLE HANDS goes to get the laughs. There is a great deal of humorous one-liners, largely by Seth Green and Elden Henson, who’ve glorious chemistry as the primary character’s formerly-alive stoner best buddies.


Devon Sawa conveys the film like Anton and completely commits, providing some genuinely impressive physicality. He yells himself into the function, coping with a human anatomy area and needing to constantly struggle with his hand, a disembodied hand, along with numerous puppets. It is not a simple gag to always market, particularly playing it to the two laughs and scares.

Supporting-wise, there is the Green and Henson as both Mick and Pnub, that I would say would be the most memorable personalities from the movie –were it not for Jessica Alba since Anton’s love interest. Seeing this film today, Alba’s personality is totally absurd. They always give her traces and place her in places which make it look like she is at a horror film porn parody instead of a genuine Hollywood movie. Hell, she’s the next action in more and more revealing clothes until she is literally inside her panties for the picture’s climax. (Granted, I was certainly not complaining about this if I saw IDLE HANDS in 16.)

The movie also boasts looks from recognizable actors like Fred Willard, Vivica A. Fox (whose Druid warrior personality is superfluous to the storyline ), as well as Christopher Hart, who played with Thing from the ADDAMS FAMILY films and brings his recognizable hand abilities here too. And since that was released from the mid-2000s also boasts a fantastic alt-rock soundtrack, you get cameos in The Offspring and Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge.

Let us be fair –we dreamed of the following the 500past time we needed to hear”Pretty Fly For A White Guy.”

Like any great film to see during this spooky period, IDLE HANDS culminates in a high school Halloween dance at which all hell breaks loose. The finale requires the lead singer of the Offspring becoming scalped, Jessica Alba being chased via the air ducts at a variety of stages of undress, along with our hero providing a”Kevin Costner address” and eventually accepting responsibility for himself, although using his treasured bud to hot box that the wicked hand and save the evening.

Shout! Factory only released a glistening brand new Blu Ray of IDLE HANDS, therefore there has never been a better time to take a look at this underseen stone.

That is the surface of a puppy keenly aware that each woman in America was envious of him.

Jessica Alba is your clear choice , but frankly, who can forget this spectacle?

Have a snapshot or beverage each time:

The hands kills somebody Somebody smokes bud Someone says Anton cries like a woman Someone catches, scrapes or sniffs their privates Somebody else is watching a traditional horror film There is a leap frighten

Dual shot when:

Someone states that the title of this film


Due to Bern and Matt C. for suggesting this week’s film!


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