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Rating: Not Rated
Bloopers & outtakes hosted by Neal Brennan & Joey Kern
Tracy Morgan: 7 minutes of ad libs
Joey Kern is Kipp Vanderhoff
Kipp Vanderhoff: A Nightmare of Condescending Laughter
“Do you prefer to wax on or wax off? Preacher won’t let you dance? Well then, put Baby in the corner and come on down, ’cause VH1 is bringing back more of the ’80s you love in its feature-length film, ‘Totally Awesome.’ The Gundersons have moved across the country and the kids Charlie, Lori and Max are trying their best to acclimate themselves into a new school and all kinds of dilemmas therein: the need to dance, the pitfalls of young love, the quest for popularity, scientific genius and of course the quirky but loveable Japanese gardener. ‘Totally Awesome’ takes all your favorite ’80s-flick mainstays and weaves them into the biggest and baddest plotline ever conceived. To say it is radical would be an understatement.”
“Totally Awesome” is not rated, but it contains nudity and language.
“Totally Awesome” does have a few shining moments. Tracy Morgan has an amusing cameo where he teaches Charlie how to act black (in a parody of “Soul Man”). He adds much needed life and humor into the story. Chris Kattan has a similar effect as Gabriel, the dancing janitor from the school. His incredibly lame dance moves offer plenty of laughs.
If you like stupid comedies and you grew up in the 80’s then “Totally Awesome” is for you. Everyone else is probably going to be less amused by the bad jokes, nostalgia, and obscure film references.
This DVD has a surprisingly large number of bonus features. You’ll find your standard commentary, deleted scenes, and blooper reel (hosted by the director). Also included is 7 minutes of ad libs by Tracey Morgan and what is quite possibly the most annoying bonus feature ever made several minutes straight of the lead snob character’s condescending laugh. If you watch it, don’t say I didn’t warn you.