Film & Disc Review, Chump Change
March 7, 2004
by Robert Stacks
It's a story about Milwaukee Steve (played by Steve Burrows) and his time in Hollywood. He's pretty much unsuccessful there although he did do a jock-itch powder commercial. He then decides to return home to Milwaukee.
The movie is told through flashbacks which ultimately makes the movie not as good as it could be.
The movie is very funny at times and has a lot of sharp humor. The acting is actually very good (Traci Lords isn't the best but she gets by with her looks).
Good movie, Great picture, very decent sound, excellent bonus material.
Picture Quality: 9/10
The picture is very, very nice. I have no complaints.
Sound Quality: 7/10
For a film that mainly contains dialogue, it is very nice.
No Easter Eggs Found on Disc.
Extra Features: 9/10
The supplements are better than the movie itself. The commentary is excellent and funny. Burrows is not afraid to point out how bad some of the scenes are and he admits his mistakes.
There's also a commentary on the commentary. Just a minute of Burrows critiquing himself. Pretty neat!
Deleted scenes and outtakes aren't that good. You can see why they were taken out. You can also listen to a commentary on it.
Focus Group Co-Lights: After a film festival showing there are some comments that are pretty funny. About 3 minutes long. Nothing special.
The conversation with Traci Lords is just her talking with the director. Decent extra.
The Final Word:
A fairly entertaing film with some nice characters. Probably not worth more than a rental, though (If you find it used, you should probably go for it). If you're a fan of the movie, get it. The extras are well worth it.
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