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While the title of this movie may have you thinking of Brett Favre, this movie is actually about a stand-up comic and second guessing his career choice. Comic Joe Keegan (played by writer and director Pete Schwaba also known for writing “A Guy Thing”) embarks on a road trip to Green Bay Wisconsin for a fall festival where a talent scout for The Tonight Show will be in attendance. At the same time, a mafia hit man is sent to Green Bay to “take care of some business” with an associate known as “The Godfather of Green Bay” (played by Tony Goldwyn).
The script is a little lacking and the pacing of the movie is kind of slow. As a result the movie reminded me a lot of “The Clerks” and other Jay and Silent Bob movies (minus all the swearing). Additionally, the scenes and topics used to portray Northern Wisconsin seemed a little too based on stereotypes in order to draw a laugh. On the other hand, the premise for the movie is funny in that thoughtless, just sit back and laugh manner that made Dumb and Dumber and Reno 911 such hits. The ending was a little to “neat” for me and resolved the issue of the Mafia hit in a way that made that entire story line seem useless. With a little more planning or more budget (which usually means a longer film) this movie really could have been a great underground comedy.
As I caught myself laughing a few times and really didn’t expect much from this movie, I am happy to recommend it to anyone that either likes making fun of Wisconsin people for their love of the Packers and their accent or was a fan of the somewhat dry humor of Reno 911 (Thomas Lennon – aka Lieutenant Jim Dangle plays the role of Dug) and Super Troopers. This movie is not, however for anyone looking for a great piece of cinematography or an articulate script.
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