MacGruber

Rated R 90 minutes 2010

Will Forte is a talented, funny guy, and I would like to see him make a successful transition from Saturday Night Live to the big screen. Unfortunately for Forte, MacGruber, his first starring big-screen role, is far from a success. While Forte gives it his all, and fellow SNL writer Jorma Taccone makes a valiant effort in his feature-directing debut, the 90-second sketch doesn’t prove itself worthy of a big-screen treatment. The recurring sketch has been good for a laugh or two on SNL. Most recently, MacGruber—an homage to TV action-hero MacGyver—tried to diffuse a bomb while dealing with his unnatural attraction to his grandma (played by Betty White in her SNL hosting debut). On the big screen, MacGruber battles the evil Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) and his hijacked nuclear bomb. The MacGruber premise gets stretched too thin—and Forte shouldn’t quit his TV job quite yet.

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Official Site: iamrogue.com/macgruber

Director: Jorma Taccone

Producer: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Akiva Schaffer, Seth Meyers and Erin David

Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, Maya Rudolph, Rhys Coiro, Andy Mackenzie, Jasper Cole, Tim Murphy, Kevin Skousen, Robert Reid, Jimmy Giesler, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, M.V.P., The Khali, Kane, The Big Show and Brandon Trost

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