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Plot: Eager contestants don big heads and furry suits to vie for the title of World’s Best Mascot.
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Keep the Mask On
Christopher Guest has always made seriously hilarious mockumentaries. Beginning with the classic comedy “This is Spinal Tap,” Guest has riffed on every subject from local theater, to dog shows, and here he is taking on the world of mascots. He assembled some of his favorite actors (Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Ed Begley Jr., and John Michael Higgins to name a few) and has released his newest film “Mascots,” on Netflix. Though Guest uses the same great set-up as many of his past films, sometimes tried and true methods are more tired and false.
While I have enjoyed all six of Guest’s written mockumentaries, this film is a bore-fest from start to finish.For one thing it doesn’t feel like a mockumentary. There’s too much polish and obvious talking heads flavoring this film for it to feel like anything other than a run of the mill, factory made comedy. Though there are a couple of chuckles to be had at the witty banter, there’s nothing truly incisive about the commentary of this film. The world of mascoting might be small, like the dog show circuit, but it’s not one that truly lends to a lot of social discourse, or any true characterizations of small town America, which is Guest’s bread and butter. It wouldn’t surprise me if the entire reason Guest chose mascots is part of the film concerning the Furry community, which is the only truly interesting bit of the film.
Some aspects of the film feel really stale and out of place. The entire plot turn where Cindi Babineaux’s school’s past is called into question, was clearly unneeded, because it does nothing but hinder the plot and confuse the audience. It’s also unclear why Fred Willard and Brad Williams conversation needs to happen at all, except to show a character out of their depth. Actually a lot of the cast feels unneeded or written poorly, including the married couple, The Fist and his straight man, and all the side mascots. The routines aren’t even really about supporting a team. They’re often influenced more by vaudeville, or clown culture, which doesn’t fit into the film at all.
Honestly, this would have made for a better television show. It would be great to see these characters in a more in-depth way, and really explain mascot culture for those of us completely in the dark. Though it’s clear much of the cast is trying their darndest to recapture the old magic of “Waiting for Guffman,” and “A Mighty Wind,” this is probably the lowest Christopher Guest has ever sunk. (Barring “Almost Heroes” of course.)
Mascots was a bit of a mask disappointment
Mockumentarian King Christopher Guest is mocking around again after a long hiatus with his latest mockumentary “Mascots”. However, I just don’t think he will be our or your Guest this time around. “Mascots” is set in poking satirical mock fun at the world of portraying Mascots; personally, I have been a Mascot myself for twenty years so I was eagerly awaiting this. However, it did not reach expectations. Once again, Guest brings into the mock arena zany, obsessed characters but this time it focuses in a Mascot competition. The Mascots are diverse and they do have their comedic moments, but not enough laughs for me to cheer for them constantly as I did with the dog owners in “Best in Show” and the folk musicians in “A Mighty Wind”. Guest regulars are back including Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, Ed Begley Jr. Bob Balaban, Jane Lynch, and Guest himself; who were all just mediocre compared to their mocking acting classic performances in Guest’s past mockumentaries. Nonetheless, one that still stood in “scene stealer” variety was Fred Willard, who here plays a mascot trainer. Willard, in vintage Willardesque mode, gets his character to poke fun on everything and everyone around him. “Mascots” had some character in it, but not enough for my mascot communication expectation. *** Average
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Director Christopher Guest
Writer Christopher Guest, Jim Piddock
Actors Zach Woods, Wayne Wilderson, Sarah Baker
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta F65, Panavision Primo Lenses, Sony CineAlta PMW-F55, Panavision Primo Lenses
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