Perfect Fit (1999) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski) and Tuna

We can't really say thumbs up, but we don't say thumbs down either. We both enjoyed this film in certain ways.

Scoop's comments: 

"Perfect Fit" is another one of those Blockbuster exclusives. 

Michael is a dweeb, a face in the crowd. One day he gets up enough nerve to go up to the sexiest woman in a cool bar and say "I would do anything if you were my girlfriend". As movie luck would have it, she's a complete wacko, and this is music to her ears. She needs a partner for a crime spree that involves running men over with a Nash Metropolitan and stealing their jeans. Most men won't hear of it, even to get into her panties, but Michael sees it as his chance to go from being one of the guys in line to the one that the bouncer escorts in personally.

 Very dark-toned blacker-than-black comedy with an original musical score. Better than I expected, and far more sophisticated than I expected from this zero budget production. In some ways it is a better movie and funnier than the big-budget American Psycho, although obviously cut from the same cloth .You can view it as a softcore with the best script ever in a softcore, or as a grade-b with a twisted sense of humor and plenty of nudity. Either way, it's OK. And you have to love a movie that features Kato Kaelin as himself.


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 Tuna's comments in yellow: 

I am reduced to doing Blockbuster rental only stuff. This one started as dismally as the others, chronicling a young man in LA who wants desperately to be popular by getting the ideal girlfriend to go clubbing with. Miracle of miracles, he manages to get Maria Ford to go home with him, and she seems like she is going to stay. Then, about 30 minutes into the film, it became a black comedy with a great premise and some truly funny moments. Ford, it seems, has a jean fetish. She influences Alexander Polinsky to help her kill people and steal their "perfect jeans." Jeans, it seems, are the key to happiness.

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Mary Woronov plays a small part as Polinsky's mother, who thinks she killed his soul due to poison breast milk, and now lives as a "germophobe" wearing surgical masks, rubber gloves and saran wrap. One priceless bit was watching Polinsky trying to blow out the candles on his birthday cake through a surgical mask. Don't get me wrong, this is a terrible film, except when measured against the Blockbuster exclusives, but it has it's moments, and probably aspired to be a good black comedy. The cast is competent. If they could have gotten into the plot quicker, and worked a lot more comedy into it, it would have had a chance at a theatrical release.  

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.7
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics - or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C- (both reviewers). Worth a look if the plot line amuses you, or if you like Maria Ford.

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