GENTLEMEN BRONCOS Add To My Top 10

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Release Date: October 30, 2009

Starring: Michael Angarano, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement, Mike White, Hector Jimenez, Halley Feiffer, Josh Pais, Edgar Oliver, Clive Revill, and Sam Rockwell

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 minutes

Address Comments To:

Stephen Gilula, President/COO
Nancy Utley, President/COO
Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox Film Corp. (A division of Fox, Inc. and News Corp.)
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Content:

(PaPa, B, Ho, C, L, V, S, N, M) Strong pagan worldview where success matters most, even though a plagiarist stealing from the protagonist gets his comeuppance, plus a homosexual element where character in a story within the movie is very effeminate and it is later said that he is supposed to be a “transsexual,” and protagonist and his mother go to a church so it is implied that they are Christian, but this fact doesn’t really affect their lives or personalities much, except that they are depicted as the most positive characters with the most integrity and humility; three obscenities and profanities, plus some body humor and projectile vomiting; light comic violence includes bizarre science fiction story with raygun fights, explosions and flying robots looking like deer with antlers shoot missiles out of their behinds at times; several crude sexual references and effeminate fictional character is called a transsexual; upper male nudity; no alcohol; no smoking; and, prideful, condescending character steals protagonist’s novel and publishes as his own while changing the names and title, and movie seems to be too mean-spirited toward some nerdy characters.

Summary:

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS is a low-budget comedy about the misadventures of a young aspiring science fiction writer from Colorado, whose goofy novel is stolen by his idol, a pompous know-it-all. GENTLEMEN BRONCOS is a weird, stupid, poorly made movie with some lewd moments and brief crude language.

Review:

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS is a weird and stupid low-budget comedy that may gain some kind of cult following – if people overlook how poorly made it is.

Billed as a comedy, the movie is about the misadventures of a young aspiring science fiction writer from Colorado, Benjamin Purvis. Benjamin learns that his favorite science fiction writer, Ronald Chevalier, will be at a camp for beginning writers in high school. He takes along his most recent unpublished novel, “Yeast Lords: The Bronco Years,” a wacky story about a spaceman named Bronco trying to get back his mojo from some evil overlords.

At the writers camp, Benjamin runs into two other teenagers, Tabatha and her goofy boyfriend, Lonnie, who makes cheap student movies. Benjamin options his novel to Lonnie to make a very low budget feature-length movie, then discovers that the pompous Chevalier has stolen his novel, turning Benjamin’s hero into an effeminate transsexual.

Silly scenes from Benjamin’s original novel are interspersed with even more silly scenes from Chevalier’s novel and scenes from Lonnie’s campy disaster.

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS plays like the world’s worst porn film, but without the pornography. There are some references to body parts and sex, but they are not really graphic or extremely lewd. The humor in this alleged comedy mostly relies on making everyone but Benjamin seem as stupid and/or annoying as they possibly can be.

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS also has some brief foul language. Mostly, however, the most offensive elements are how stupid the story becomes and how poorly made the movie is. Even the positive ending doesn’t help. It probably was a mistake to show scenes from all three versions of the hero’s stupid novel.

In Brief:

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS is a low-budget comedy about the misadventures of a young aspiring science fiction writer from Colorado, Benjamin Purvis. Benjamin attends a writers camp, taking along his unpublished novel, “Yeast Lords: The Bronco Years,” a goofy story about a spaceman trying to get back his mojo from evil overlords. At the camp, Benjamin runs into two other teenagers, Tabatha, and her goofy boyfriend, Lonnie, who makes cheap student movies. Benjamin options his novel to Lonnie for a very low budget feature-length movie, then discovers that his favorite sci-fi writer, a pompous know-it-all, has stolen his novel, turning Benjamin’s hero into an effeminate transsexual. Silly scenes from Benjamin’s original novel are interspersed with even more silly scenes from the plagiarized version and Lonnie’s campy movie.

GENTLEMEN BRONCOS is a weird, stupid comedy that may gain a cult following – if people overlook how poorly made it is. The humor relies mostly on making everyone but Benjamin seem as stupid and/or annoying as they can be. There are some lewd moments and brief foul language, but the most offensive elements are how stupid the story becomes and how poorly made the movie is.