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A Night at the Roxbury Movie Review

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As a high school student, we have various assemblies throughout the year, such as Homecoming assembly, pep assemblies, and Memory Day assembly. And in almost every one, when there are skits, someone reenacts the scene from A Night at the Roxbury where a woman is trapped in between Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell as they try to hit on her. It will be around for years. That's the high point of the film, but, unfortunately, it takes place during the opening credits.

I haven't watched "Saturday Night Live" more than a few times in my life, and maybe this movie would have bore more meaning if I were a fan of these guys. But, since I'm not, and fans of "Saturday Night Live" will probably see this movie anyway, I'll go by what I'm presented. The first fifteen or twenty minutes are hilarious and the last ten minutes are great, but the rest of the movie is downwards parabola, getting to the point of insane boringness.

A Night of the Roxbury reminds me of a cheap Dumb and Dumber, starring "Saturday Night Live" veteran Jim Carrey. Dumb and Dumber had great jokes the whole way through, but A Night of the Roxbury fluctuated frequently, and it used the same jokes over and over again (and, as much as I like the theme song, they played it a few too many times). The two main characters are comically stupid, but they aren't as enjoyable as Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey.

A Night of the Roxbury had some really funny parts, but it also had some really boring parts. It probably will appeal to fans of the show, but I wouldn't watch it again.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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