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Marilee J. Layman

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04:34 pm: Free Enterprise
This is from 1999 and even if the rest of it doesn't sound good to you, is worth watching to see Shatner do Julius Caesar in hip-hop near the end.

Two young boys, Mark and Robert, have Captain Kirk/William Shatner as their dream superhero. He can fix everything for them. When the boys grow up, they get into the film business themselves. Neither of them are very satisfied by what they're doing and then they run into Shatner in a bookstore. He tells them he wants to do Julius as a musical with him playing all the parts but Calpurnia. They go through the actresses they think might make a good Calpurnia, but don't really think Shatner should do it.

Both guys want to date/mate, but Mark is too uneasy to really settle down and Robert puts too much into his collection of action figures and his ego to keep women. When Mark turns 30, he dreams about Logan's Run, and Robert throws him a surprise party and that's where Shatner hip-hops with The Rated R and his posse.

This is a great movie about geeks, love, fantasy, and fitting in to real life. I highly recommend it.



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Date:December 23rd, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
And I second the recommendation whole-heartedly - this was a movie we picked up almost by accident in a bargain bin and we were astonished and delighted by what we had snagged! I've seldom had more fun in ANY movie, ever! (For absolutely best results, make it a night of "Free Enterprise" + "galaxy Quest"...)

And you're absolutely right. The Caesar performance at the end is ABSOLUTELY worth the price of admission.
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Date:December 24th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
The maker's commentary soundtrack is a hoot in places -- the bit where they go into a laserdisc store to buy the "Close Encounters" Special Edition and they say they thought DVDs would never catch on... on a DVD.
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