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Saturday, February 21, 2009
My Name Is Bruce
My Name Is Bruce is hands down one of the funniest films that I have seen in awhile. Bruce Campbell plays Bruce Campbell, a once respected B movie actor now living in D movie hell. He's single, obnoxious and constantly drunk.
When a young fan comes to beg for his help against evil demons haunting his town, Bruce believes that it's a new movie role. When he finds out that it is all too real, he has to make a choice, save the town or run like Hell.
First off, Bruce Campbell is just awesome. It takes humility and a sense of humor for someone to spoof his own self so perfectly. His sense of comedic timing is spot on and his one liners will have you rolling in the aisles. Actor Ted Raimi also appears in multiple and equally funny cameos.
If you are an Evil Dead fan, rent this film you will not be disappointed. There are a lot of inside jokes in the film that only a fan will get. However these inside jokes do not detract from the films, so it's a pleasant film for non fans as well.