Gentlemen Broncos(Blu-ray)

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Mount your battle stag, grab a popcorn ball and get ready to laugh your head off at Gentlemen Broncos! The director of Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess) and co-star of Flight Of The Conchords (Jemaine Clement) team up to bring you the story of Benjamin Purvis (Michael Angarano), a lovable loner whose life is turned upside down when a pretentious fantasy author steals his story at a writers camp. Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie) and Mike White (School Of Rock) join a hysterical cast of oddball characters in Gentlemen Broncos.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 213818773
UPC 024543667339
UPC 14 00024543667339
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Science Fiction
Editors Note
Note NAPOLEON DYNAMITE?s Jared Hess directs this comedy starring FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS? Jemaine Clement as Ronald Chevalier, a struggling sci-fi writer who steals an idea for his book from a teenage fan (Michael Angarano). GENTLEMEN BRONCOS also stars Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Rockwell, and Mike White.
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "The folks behind NAPOLEON DYNAMITE and NACHO LIBRE place a budding fantasy writer in a small Utah town and let kitschy wackiness ensue." 10/27/2009
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "NAPOLEON DYNAMITE creators Jared and Jerusha Hess return to Utah, exploring the geeky world of pulp sci-fi." 06/01/2010
Jared Hess
Michael Angarano
Jennifer Coolidge
Jemaine Clement
Cast & Crew
Michael Angarano - Star
Jennifer Coolidge - Star
Jemaine Clement - Star
Sam Rockwell - Star
Mike White - Star
Hector Jiminez - Star
Jared Hess - Screenwriter
Jerusha Hess - Screenwriter
Mike White - Producer
John J. Kelly - Producer
Jared Hess - Executive Producer
Jerusha Hess - Executive Producer
Ben LeClair - Executive Producer
Munn Powell - Director of Photography
David Wingo - Composer
Jared Hess - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00024543667339
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 89 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Independent Spirit (2010) Jemaine Clement, Nominee, Best Supporting Male
ReviewSource New York Post
Review To start with the positive, Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords is very funny -- mostly -- as Dr. Ronald Chevalier, a pompous, famous writer of fantasy novels whose latest effort is turned down by his publisher for being out of touch with his teenage market...A panicked Dr. Chevalier simply picks up the manuscript of "Yeast Lords: The Bronco Years," submitted to him by high school student Benjamin Purvis (Michael Angarano) for a competition...The good doctor changes character names and the title (to "The Chronicles of Brutus and Balzaak") before shipping it off to the delighted publisher as his own work...Benjamin is blissfully unaware of this, having sold "Yeast Lords" to the sexually ambiguous filmmaker/performer Lonnie (Hector Jimenez of "Nacho Libre") for a no-budget VHS adaptation that ramps up the already blatant homoeroticicm of Benjamin's story...While Gentlemen Broncos is not without its charms -- Sam Rockwell plays Benjamin's hero, who loses his gonads and prances around in pink latex amid low-tech special effects -- it tests your patience even at 90 minutes...The film centers around the ultra-passive Benjamin, who makes Napoleon Dynamite look like a bundle of energy by comparison...Filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess' endless ridicule of Benjamin and his single mom (Jennifer Coolidge) -- who hand-crafts hideous rayon nightgowns and giant popcorn balls in their geodesic-dome home -- seems a lot less than affectionate...Gentlemen Broncos is fitfully amusing, especially when Benjamin finally gathers up enough energy to confront Dr. Chevalier...But mostly it's content to coast along on quirk. Mike White plays Benjamin's beyond-weird "guardian angel," who fondles a white snake in one scene...Amateur psychologists will have a field day with the endless scene in which Benjamin's chaste love interest (Halley Feiffer) offers him a generous squirt from a giant bottle of hand lotion.
Reviewer Lou Lumenick
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review As an amateur collector of the titles of fictional novels in movies, I propose that this one has the worst of all time: Yeast Lords: The Bronco Years. You say you smiled? Me, too, and there are precious few smiles and laughs in Gentlemen Broncos, which is not a very good movie title, either, although it might work for an X-rated film. The author of Yeast Lords is a teenager named Benjamin, who writes science fiction and idolizes a famous sci-fi novelist named Dr. Ronald Chevalier as much as I once, and still do, admire the Good Doctor Asimov...Benjamin Purvis (Michael Angarano), the sci-fi obsessed teen, lives in a Buckydome house with his mother, Judith (Jennifer Coolidge), and let's pause right here to observe that Jennifer Coolidge, here and in Werner Herzog's forthcoming "Bad Lieutenant," possesses what I like to think of as the Walken Factor...Benjamin sells the film rights to his work to Tabatha and her friend Lonnie (Hector Jimenez), who is the Masha to her Rupert Pupkin. They plan a production that promises to be a mumblecore version of "Star Wars," and of course there are problems with Dr. Ronald Chevalier...This film, Benjamin's novel and the doctor's rewrite inspire different versions of the fictional hero under various names, and these fantasy sequences are sometimes amusing, but they seem free-standing and a little forlorn. They do suggest, however, that the worst movie title in history would be Yeast Lords: The Bronco Years: The IMAX Experience.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 5
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
David Edelstein, New York Magazine Even if you love Jemaine Clement on Flight of the Conchords, you'll be unprepared for his genius--and charisma.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer Gentlemen Broncos is not without its absurdist charms...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post Fitfully amusing.

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