Gentlemen BroncosMay 27, 2010
A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 5.7/10 (4,565 voted)
Critic's Score: 28/100
Stars: Michael Angarano, Jemaine Clement, Mike White
Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker.
Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
(as Robin D. Ballard)
(as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
(as Daniel 'Doc' Love)
Release Date: 27 May 2010
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
(6 December 2009)
Did You Know?
Michael Angarano was recommended to Jared Hess by casting director Meredith Tucker, though Hess was unfamiliar with his work. When he watched
Snow Angels, Hess was "blown away by his performance … he embodied what the character need[ed] to be on every level."
Snow Angels also featured Sam Rockwell (Bronco/Brutus).
When Benjamin's mom holds up the bag of country balls, she holds it with one hand. When the camera changes to Benjamin, she is holding the bag with two hands.
And finally we have a young-ling trying to penetrate the secrets of the human mind. You won't do it like that young-ling… You must use friendship.
'Broncos is NOT TO BE MISSED for the 5 people who like what it offers
Three other films spring to mind that Broncos reminds me of in the
sense that they all bring similar elements; absurdist story structure,
over-the-top character-acting, and an unapologetic bevy of immature,
toilet-ish, sometimes abstract humor.
What I can't think of is two people other than me that actually enjoy
this kind of film a lot. And I'm guessing you can't either. That's why
I think these kinds of films do badly. It breaks down like this;
– 10%; people who even knew this was coming out – 5%; of those people
saw it – 2.5%; of those people liked it – 90% of everybody else doesn't
care – 100% of those people who didn't care would probably hate this
worse than could possibly be imagined.
If you disagree and love this film, see box office receipts for, and
then watch; Land of the Lost, Freddy Got Fingered, and UHF. Not only
are they three excellent movies in a similar vein, but they all bombed
beyond oblivion for the same reason.