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Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

R Released Apr 12, 1996 1h 28m Comedy List
44% Tomatometer 39 Reviews 77% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A pharmaceutical firm's fortunes rise and fall after executives pressure a scientist (Kevin McDonald) to release a hastily tested antidepressant. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader I think it’s supposed to be a comedy. Perhaps because no one in the cast adjusted his performance style to the big screen, I may have thought about laughing three times over the 90-some minutes. Jun 14, 2022 Full Review Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune A bold and totally off-the-wall comedy. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 16, 2017 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Geoff Gordon The Advocate Unfortunately, what works for the Kids on TV doesn't work as well in their first feature film. Jun 1, 2022 Full Review Brian Orndorf Despite a subject matter that deals with misery, the picture is very funny, with sharp visual style to support this often wild journey into the business of being unhappy. Rated: B+ May 14, 2022 Full Review Peter Sobczynski The Spool Yet despite its unevenness, Brain Candy is a very funny movie whose principal comedic concerns are as viable today as they were a quarter-century ago. Apr 14, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Crom M Some days it's dark. Some days I work. I work alone. Unknown. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/22/24 Full Review Mike S Demented brilliance that gets more rewarding with every watch. Sure, it's an extended sketch, but why is that a bad thing? "You just don't get it up here." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/06/24 Full Review james M These negative reviewers are just trying to sound cool. This is a movie from 1998 that is not supposed to be some blockbuster. It's supposed to be a weird quirky movie from a Canadian comedy sketch comedy group, which is exactly what it is. These reviewers are comparing it to mainstream 90's big movie comedies. This is one of my favorite movies. It's great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review Jason E "Women! Uh, not you two." In college, my friends and I could recite this movie word for word. A classic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/03/23 Full Review Devin S Hands-down, top 10 comedy of all time for me. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/23/22 Full Review Audience Member I liked this one when it came out, and love it more now. It's a film the Kids weren't completely happy with, which seems to be the case for any TV sketch comedy group trying to present a film, but, it's one of my favorite films to brighten my mood when I'm in a funk. It's a musical-not-a-musical, and the song sketches are fabulous, especially the short "I'm Gay!" parade through the suburbs. It's also a beautifully composed film, especially the corporate boardroom scenes. I don't want to outline any of the themes regarding prescription medications and the probing comedic questions this film asks, but, they are themes Scientologists would enjoy. And even if you aren't a Scientologist, and are merely a Scientist, or just bored and non-religiously affiliated, this one is for YOU! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A pharmaceutical firm's fortunes rise and fall after executives pressure a scientist (Kevin McDonald) to release a hastily tested antidepressant.
Kelly Makin
Lorne Michaels
Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson, Bruce McCulloch
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Lakeshore Entertainment
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 12, 1996, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 18, 2008
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 28m
Sound Mix
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