Free Enterprise
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With a little help from the commander of the Starship Enterprise, two geeky sci-fi buffs venture into the final frontier -- finding a steady girlfriend -- in this satiric comedy. Mark (Eric McCormack) and Rob (Rafer Weigel) are two guys in their late 20s who are emotionally stuck in adolescence; they're obsessed with science fiction, comics, and collectable toys, and they aren't especially graceful or successful in their relationships with the opposite sex. While both have actually been able to turn their obsessions into careers -- Mark edits a sci-fi fanzine, while Rob works at a film… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A celebration of risk-taking in the spirit of the heroism of Captain Kirk."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"When compared to other entries from the recent crop of new filmmakers crafting movies about their lives, Free Enterprise stands out as one of the most entertaining and least pretentious efforts."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The movie is so crammed full of lethally funny science fiction references that even hard-core Trekkers might miss some, and many regular folk will only hear them go whizzing overhead."
‑ Steve Tilley, Jam! Movies
"A witty comedy that glows with self-deprecating humour."
‑ Almar Haflidason, BBC
"A worthwhile entry in the large pool of coming-of-age comedies, bound to be a hoot for Trekkies, an amusing ride for others."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A reference-laden but emotionally thin relationship comedy."
‑ Gary Dauphin, Village Voice
"...uniformly superb performances..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This movie hits my demographic so closely that I can hardly review it objectively. If you love action figures and William Shatner, you need to own this film."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Facile but fun, Free Enterprise is essentially a harmless goof that packs a bit more resonance than you'd expect."
‑ Gemma Files, eye WEEKLY
"Quick, smart, ironic fare."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"The fun of Free Enterprise, which occasionally runs a bit thin but is mostly sustained by the filmmakers' verve and wit, lies in its many visual and verbal references to popular culture trivia."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"The highly-charged comic engine for the entire vehicle is none other than William Shatner."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"This is a good comedy about two fans with a hero and a dream."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"The in-joke -peppered dialogue is consistently brilliant and the genial Shatner allows himself to be sent up nicely."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Funny and thought-provoking, Free Enterprise strikes home with its well-deserved skewering of Gen X obsessions, compulsions, and angst."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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