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Fanboys (2009)

A movie directed by Kyle Newman

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  • Jun 21, 2009
I basically wanted to see this because everything Kirsten Bell is in usually rocks, I was kind of over Star Wars for the time being and hoped this movie wouldn't annoy me. Thankfully it was hilarious beyond belief! Probably one of my recent favorites. For the most part all 5 of the leads were great, sometimes DanFogler got on my nerves but I think that's just him, maybe he will grow on me, maybe not. I loved all the cute nerdy boys in this movie though!

Another great thing this movie had were all the cameos including Seth Rogen playing multiple characters, can you say awesome. I think one of my favorite scenes in the movie involved the 4 guys taking a detour on the way toSkywalker Ranch to go to Iowa and battle it out with some Star Trek nerds.

Sometimes I get bored during "road trip" movies but this one was really successful for me. I really liked the bittersweet part of the movie involving one of the friend's illnesses. In the end, I think it was all the random cameos that really made the movie for me. I would highly suggest this to any Star Wars fan and anyone like me that's enjoyed Star Wars in the past but maybe needed a break. Watch This Movie.

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review by . December 11, 2009
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But I was very surprised with how good "Fanboys" really turned out. The film was mired in production difficulties, re-edits, storyline changes, etc. for many months and I expected it to be nothing more than a shell of the original idea by the time it hit the theaters and/or DVD shelf. However, at its core, "Fanboys" manages to be a very funny (especially if you are a science fiction geek) nod to real fanboys with a decent amount of heart thrown in for good measure.    The story …
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Low on inspiration and laughs,Fanboysis a movie that should have been made years ago. Christopher Marquette plays Eric, a would-be heir to a used-car dealership and former loser who rejects his high-school buddies' continuing preoccupation with childish things, including George Lucas'Star Warssaga. When his lifelong friend, Linus (Sam Huntington), is diagnosed in 1999 with a terminal illness, however, Eric joins geeky Windows (Jay Baruchel), wildman Hutch (Dan Fogler) and comely Zoe (Kirsten Bell) on a cross-country trip to steal a print ofStar Wars: Phantom Menacefrom Lucas' Skywalker Ranch for Eric to have a look. Along the way, of course, sundry disasters and complications await, everything from getting caught in a gay biker bar to a confrontation with a Vegas pimp (Seth Rogen, genuinely funny). The misadventures at Skywalker include a few good moments, especially when the guards look like characters Lucas might have considered for either of the two trilogies. The best comic material concerns hostilities betweenStar Warsfanatics andStar TrekTrekkers, including a scene set in the Ohio hometown of James Tiberius Kirk. A few good cameos include William Shatner, Carrie Fisher, and Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes.--Tom Keogh
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Director: Kyle Newman
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Weinstein Company
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