Carl the Critic: Talks about "Chairman of the Board"
... You know, sometimes I wonder what is wrong with me. I have so many guilty pleasures, and yet I watch this film! I don't even know why, it's just inexcuseable, this is by far one of the worst movies ever made... BUT I CAN'T, STOP WATCHING IT! This isn't a guilty pleasure, because I don't get pleasure from it, but I just can't stop watching it! Maybe I'm sick, maybe there's something wrong with me, I don't know I'm not a doctor... Are you? Tell you what let me talk about this movie, and you be the judge!
This is the story of a guy named Edison (played by comedian Carrot Top, in his first and only film lead role). Edison is a guy who invents crazy inventions, but doesn't have a job, so he can't pay for his rent. One day, he comes across an old man who can surf for some reason, and they become best friends. One day, Edison gets a letter saying that the old man, has died, and that he is invited to his funeral (even though they only met one time). Later on it turns out that the old man is deranged I guess) and because Edison went surfing with him one time, that gives him enough motivation to give his company to a red-headed freak who has a journal full of crazy inventions. This leads to Edison becoming a jerk as he ventures forth becoming rich and powerful.
Discussion: Why Can't I Stop Watching This Film?
Oh yeah and Larry Miller is the bad guy in this film... Wait a minute... That's it, Larry Miller was actually a very funny bad guy in this film! And to be honest, Larry Miller is one of my favorite comedic actors, he seems to make any bad movie that I watch some what enjoyable.
I also know that Carrot Top is famous for his props, and I guess that's what got this film green lighted. Carrot Top isn't an awful actor, but in this film he was down right bad. I can see why he never got a lead role ever again, he doesn't seem like a leading man. He doesn't carry the performance in this film like a leading man.
I feel bad because this is another film on my list of movies that could have worked, if there was more work put into it. It's premise is half way descent, but in this film, it's very half-assed, and has many plot holes. Would I recommend this film? Only if you enjoy torturing yourself. I for one, do not recommend this film, because it's just awful. As I said before, this is a movie that's not quite a guilty pleasure, but I just can't stop watching it (despite not getting any pleasure from it). And though I like Larry Miller in this film, he isn't enough to save the film for most people. So I guess what I'm saying, is STAY AWAY FROM THIS FILM!
Boy oh boy, I guess this is like some sort of drug, I know it's bad for me, I get buzzed when I watch it, and when I wake up the next morning I find a stranger sleeping next to me... I don't know if the film has any to do with that, but I give this film a 1.2 out of 10
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