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Zoolander

A movie directed by Ben Stiller

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He's a male bimbo - He's a Mimbo

  • Nov 13, 2008
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No one but Ben Stiller could have pulled this one off, along with fellow crazy comedians who also have no shame, Jerry Stiller (Ben's real life father), Will Farrell, Owen Wilson, and Christine Taylor (Ben's real life wife...who so successfully brought Marsha Brady back to the screen). Their zaniness feeds off each other, creating a truly stupendously dumb movie. Of course, dumb in a good way.

It's like watching a streaming line of `dumb' jokes, one right after the other, all put together in a silly story that manages to hold itself together, thanks to the comedic genius of Ben Stiller. Look for the stellar supporting roles from David Duchovny, Milla Jovovich, and Jon Voight, along with Cameos by too many famous faces to mention.

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is a male model, recently beat out of his crown of "Male Actor/Model of the Year" by Hansel (Owen Wilson). He takes a job from Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who is a famous fashion designer known for exploiting the third world labor force, in order to model his latest design line, `Derelicte'. But Mugatu has plans to use Derek to kill the Malaysian Prime Minister, and brainwashes Derek to complete his mission. Reporter Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor) figures out what Mugatu and his assistant Katinka (Milla Jovovich) are up to, and sets out to save Derek.

This movie is absolutely hilarious, a dizzying glimpse into a truly vapid mind, with visual jokes aplenty peppering the zany dialogue. Cell phones, pageants, coal mining, funerals, gasoline frolicking, patented "looks", hairstyles, day spas (check out Andy Dick as Olga the Masseuse, this scene is worth the price of the movie itself!), there is nothing too sacred for this movie to make fun of.

If you are looking for a ridiculous vacation from reality, sit down and give Zoolander a watch. Warning, this movie may cause stupidity. Enjoy!
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February 10, 2009
Zoolander was a movie that I saw in the theater and didn't like. I didn't understand the humor. When it was released on video I gave it another try and it grew on me. Now I think it's freaking hilarious!
 
January 26, 2009
Great fun if only for the Walk Off scene--and Billy Zane's brief appearance. God that man looks good with his head shaved!
 
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review by . December 12, 2010
Zoolander, what can I say about Zoolander? Well, for starters, it's an incredibly fun movie that even if you try to dislike it, you can't. Another thing about it is that it is definitely an acquired taste. No matter how much I try to convince people that Zoolander is an awesome movie, some just won't believe me, and I can accept that, even if i don't personally agree.      For those of you who don't know, Zoolander is a movie about male models Derek Zoolander …
review by . August 27, 2010
posted in Music Matters
With preening self-importance and pouty narcissism already baked into the industry's DNA - torturing couture fashion almost certainly lacks good sportsmanship. Fashion has always been a satirists Piñata party so I was pleased that Zoolander went well beyond the clichéd "dumb model" premise to focus on the countless small affectations that make fashionistas well, fashionistas.      From the first scene where the shadowed, dimly recognizable outlines …
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
4.5 Stars: This Quick Tip is for those who are REALLY REALLY Good-Looking and can't read good... :)
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Possibly my favorite Ben Stiller movie. Some of the best one liners come from this movie and if you don't know anything about fashion...you'll still love it
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Stupidly funny, Ben Stiller takes us into the cut-throat world of male modeling. Will Ferrell plays an amazing villain.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
super funny even though the actual concept its compleatly dumb. all of the characters play their parts so well its hard not to laugh.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Campy done well. Ben Stiller and cast do an excellent job in this parody of the fashion industry.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is". Took the words right out of my mouth... ;D
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I love any movie with you know who in it. I think he is one the best actors directors of our time right now!
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
this is such a funny movie. i laughed from begining to end.
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Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Cuchovny, David Bowie, Jon Voight
Directed by Ben Stiller
Writer:  Drake Sather, Ben Stiller
2001

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Clear the runway for derek zoolander vh1s three-time male model of the year. His falls when hippie-chic hansel scooters in to steal this years award. The evil fashion guru mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn derek into a killing machine. Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 01/04/2005 Starring: Ben Stiller Will Ferrell Run time: 89 minutes Rating: Pg13 Director: Ben Stiller
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Director: Ben Stiller
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 28 September 2001 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Ben Stiller, Drake Sather
Runtime: 89 min
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