Danny Roane: First Time Director

2006 dark comedy

Rating: 10/20

Plot: A disgraced former sitcom sensation turned drunk decides to make himself a movie but can't stay away from the bottle.

I'm not sure what possessed me to give this a shot because I find Andy Dick, who wrote and directed and starred in this, off-putting. There are some funny bits, but the humor's a little too juvenile to work consistently. With a mockumentary approach, Dick seems to be making a bit of a confessional, but there's not really any revelations about drug or alcohol abuse. Instead, Dick just seems to want to use it as a springboard for physical comedy and poop and penis jokes. There's an attempt to push the envelope with some racial humor, too, but when that comes out about the same as the scatological stuff, it just fails to connect. The only thing more obnoxious than Andy Dick is the nearly constant music in this. No, nevermind. It's not more obnoxious than Andy Dick.

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