Forget One Night, 15 Minutes is Enough

Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug Butabi (Chris Kattan) are many things from thinking they are players to sharing the same dream of not only getting into the coolest club, The Roxbury, but owning a cool club of their own. After achieving the first dream the two of them come to the attention of friends Vivacia (Gigi Rice) and her friend Cambi (Elisa Donovan) who plan to dupe the brothers out of their money but are unaware they have none.

Funnier than I expected, actually this is pretty dumb, now I'm bored; oh look it's so and so. That is how "A Night at the Roxbury" came across for me and it isn't a huge surprise either as this is how so many of Will Ferrell's movies have ended up for me. It is simply a case that when we fist meet Steve and Doug their stupidity and sense of coolness is amusing but within 15 minutes the joke has grown old and repetitive. Yes there are some gags which will make you smile once in a while but as a whole it tires out its humour pretty quickly.

And that leaves the storyline, an incredibly slim storyline which doesn't really show up until you about half way in to the movie. There literally is nothing to it and because it is just a vehicle for the humour it is part of the reason why the movie struggles. To be honest I found spotting all the famous faces in "A Night at the Roxbury" more entertaining than the movie itself.

What this all boils down to is that whilst I am sure Will Ferrell's loyal fans enjoy "A Night at the Roxbury" it did little for me and quickly went from being fun to being boring as it ran out of fresh humour and became repetitive.

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