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O.C. and Stiggs


Two teens try to destroy a suburban family in director Robert Altman’s risqué comedy, which follows misfits O.C. Ogilvie (Daniel Jenkins) and Mark Stiggs (Neill Barry), who see red when an insurance salesman cancels the policy of O.C.’s grampa (Ray Walston). Bent on revenge, the youngsters carry out a vendetta against the loutish salesman (Paul Dooley). The high-powered cast includes Jane Curtin, Martin Mull, Dennis Hopper and Louis Nye.

I was first introduced to O.C. and Stiggs in the early 1980’s reading my brother’s National Lampoon Magazines. I admit I thought they were cool as they never worried about consequences. Although they had no redeeming social qualities, I did think they were pretty funny. My favorite was when they played Huck Finn tubing down a river. Click here for a brief history of them (caution the background music is loud so you may want to turn down your speakers).

Robert Altman was a famous director. He is probably best known for 1970’s MASH starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould and Tom Skerritt. His technique is having multiple things happening at once. This worked well in MASH, not so much for any other film he has directed.

I have no idea why a studio would combine these two together. This movie is horrible. It makes Mad Magazine’s “Up the Academy” look like “The Godfather II.” I almost turned it off as it was that dreadful (I wished I followed my gut instinct). It tries to be offensive but it just wasn’t funny. It did not capture the feel of the original characters that was introduced in National Lampoon Magazine.

There are only two things I liked (I’m being kind). One was seeing a young Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City) in this. I always liked her. The second was seeing Jane Curtain’s character constantly sneaking in booze (my favorite is the head of lettuce).

Robert Altman in an extra on the DVD admitted this was not a good movie and that no one was happy with the final product. He further said the best part was actually Cynthia Nixon. I am agreeing with his sentiments.

This movie is so horrendous I did not bother searching for a clip. I am giving this bomb 0.0678 stars.

Click here for the Netflix link in case you would like to add it to your queue (I do not recommend this one). This movie again is awful, horrible, dreadful, vile and horrendous.

All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
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