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Derek Zoolander has faced off thousands of persistent paparazzi and defended his title of Male Model of the Year for three years running. But now the world's most famous supermodel is thrust unwittingly into a sinister conspiracy, he is about to prove he's a hunk to be reckoned with when he faces off the evil fashion underworld and gives his millions of adoring fans a real reason to cheer.
Comedy - VERY SILLY, stupid and dumb pretty much sums up this movie. It's
also sometimes funny (assuming you enjoy this type of silly humor).
It should only appeal to those who think the previews are funny,
because all you get is more of the same.
PROFANITY: 3 GD's, No F-words. Quite a few others. SEX/NUDITY: No sex or nudity. Some sexual talk. VIOLENCE: Just some very mild cartoon type violence. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: An explosion and some chasing around is about it. COMEDY: The amount of comedy depends on what you think is funny.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Review Very Good "First developed as a skit for VH1's
Fashion Awards, Zoolander is reminiscent of early Mel Brooks comedies, as
well as the crazy eccentricity of Austin Powers movies. Something this
gleefully goofy and consistently funny would be welcome in any environment, but
it's a particularly gratifying antidote to these somber times (World Trade
Review Below Average "In theory, ''Zoolander'' is ''Pret-à-Porter'' on
laughing gas. In practice, however, the movie is an ill-fitting suit of gags,
too long in the crotch even at 90 minutes. ''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Above Average "Under normal circumstances, Zoolander is the
kind of movie I would recommend giving a pass to in theaters and waiting for the
video release. But these are far from normal circumstances. This is by no means
a great (or even a very good) comedy, but there are times when it tickles the
funny bone, and, for that reason if no other, it may be the right film for this
time (World Trade Center disaster).''
Review Poor "The movie is a satirical jab at the fashion industry, and
there are points scored, and some good stuff involving Stiller and Owen Wilson,
who play the world's two top male models--funny in itself. The best moments
involve the extreme stupidity of the Stiller character.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Moviegoer opinions are pretty much the same as the critic's -- ALL OVER THE PLACE! Critic's rated it from "Poor" to "Very Good," and moviegoers rated it from "Fantastic" to "Terrible." I'm not sure if I've ever seen a movie get such varying opinions. Obviously all these opinions will tell you is that you need to read everything we offer for this movie to see if it's the type of movie you would enjoy. If you thought the attempts at humor found in the preview trailer were funny, you'll probably enjoy "Zoolander." Everyone else should probably skip this movie or wait for the video.
How much you will enjoy this movie also depends a lot on the type of humor you enjoy. The comments made indicated that the humor was just too stupid for some and just right for others.
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
The attempts at humor were too silly for my taste and I suspect the taste of most moviegoers, especially adults. I like silly humor, when it's done right like in "Rat Race," but "Zoolander" just isn't consistently funny. There are some scenes where they get it right. I just wish there were more of them.
About the only ones that might enjoy this movie are older teen males (and oddly enough, some movie critics). If you thought the attempts at humor found in the preview trailer were funny, you'll probably enjoy "Zoolander." Everyone else should probably skip this movie or wait for the video.
Derek Zoolander's world is knocked off its axis when, anticipating his victory
of a fourth straight Male Model of the Year Award, it is instead handed to the
dashing hot newcomer, Hansel (Owen Wilson).
Facing the devastating reality that he is no longer the world's number one
supermodel, Derek searches for a purpose in life and returns to his southern New
Jersey roots to work in the coal mines with his father and brothers.
Unfortunately, Derek's blue collar father (Jon Voight) is none too pleased to
see him given the shame he feels concerning his son's unmanly profession.
Rebuffed by his family, Derek returns to Manhattan where the now ubiquitous
Hansel is more than he can take. The two stars engage in a modeling
"walk-off" to determine once and for all the best runway talent, from
which a mutual respect ultimately develops.