- Elf 2017
Nigel and Oscar vs the Sasquatch
Scott Robinson, Ned Adams (executive), Justin Cherry (executive), Denny Wilkins (executive) for No-Squatch
directed by Drew Hall
starring Paul Brittain, Adam Herschman, Christine Bently, Neil Flynn, Tim Meadows, Dean J. West, Sherri Eakin, John McConnell, Chip Carriere, Tony Sanford, Boogie Dabney, Brody Rose, L.J. Ruth, Ryan Jetten, Tony Bentley, Robert Larriviere, Angie Slaughter, Casey Myers
written by James Weldon
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Ever since he has seen the Sasquatch as a little kid together with his
brother Oscar (Adam Herschman), Nigel (Paul Brittain) has had only one
goal in life, to prove Sasquatch's existence for good, and win a massive
grant from some Sasquatch spotting organisation for it. And Oscar, who
isn't exactly the brightest bulb on the bedstand, has become his biggest
supporter and loudest cheerleader. And these days, Nigel thinks he knows
exactly where to find Sasquatch, so he and Oscar go on an expedition to
some woods somewhere in the middle of nowhere - but since they're both
city folks, basically, they need a guide, Samson (Neil Flynn), and a
porter to carry their vast equipment, Jamie (Christine Bently) - who knows
the brothers from previous experiences and prefers to be nowhere near them
but whose dad pretty much forces her to do this to once in her life work
for her money. So the expedition is off to a pretty bad start, and it
doesn't get any better when Nigel's erstwhile mentor and present arch
enemy Claus (Tim Meadows) is found to look for Sasquatch at the exact same
location. Oh, and then there's the fact that Nigel's really not skilled in
setting up traps, the gang's camera and food gets stolen, Jamie suffers an
injury she wants to use to cut short the expedition, and when the team
splits up to look for help, it becomes less and less apparent if any of
them (including Samson) is actually fit for survival ...
Ok, so if you go into this movie expecting Bigfoot
horror, you will be disappointed, the creature's scarce appearances are
actually neglectable and not scary at all - but if a comedy of errors and
failures is your thing, then you better watch this, as the film is a
really fun mock documentary (though not shot found footage style) about
its protagonists erring and failing big time, which, despite the humour
not always being on the same level, leads to many rather hilarious
moments, carried not only by clever writing but also likeable or at least
relatable characters embodied by a solid cast.
Really good fun, actually!