Overly Reductive Plot Summary
Not so much a movie as a blacklight-ready trapper-keeper come to surreal life in the form of a sci-fi, musical sex-comedy completely devoid of science, light on sex and going long stretches without music. The story (what there is of it) is about alien horn-balls Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Waynes crash-landing in Geena Davis' fiancee's pool. From there, chaos abounds (and bounds and bounds).
Being the only movie about aliens that would be fun to show to aliens.
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Elements of the Film Ranked (on a interplanetary scale of 1 to 5)
- Gonzo screenwriting and neon-flashbulb visual aesthetics undermine the valiant efforts of critics by being so blazingly disjointed that it's impossible to evaluate as a piece of cinema.
- The film accurately describes Jeff Goldblum as "the ultimate" but still keeps him in the wings for most of the run-time.
- Jim Carrey was always Jim Carrey, even before he was Jim Carrey.
- The entire population of L.A. can do nothing but think about sex in this movie. Having Geena Davis as the horny, insatiable sun around which all other hot bodies orbit is strange, to say the least.
- The entire movie is based on a record single by comedian Julie Brown. What kind of single gets you a film deal? This kind:
The dippy plot and sugar-rush tackiness aren't enough to diffuse the charisma of Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey and Damon Waynes. The movie is just bonkers enough to be worth watching.