Jiminy Glick in La La Wood
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The world's most obnoxious celebrity talk-show host demonstrates how he rose to mediocrity in this pungent show business satire. Jiminy Glick (Martin Short) is a corpulent entertainment reporter who is looking to kick his career into high gear. Hoping to snag some celebrity interviews, Jiminy and his wife, Dixie (Jan Hooks), head north of the border to Canada, where Jiminy will attend the Toronto Film Festival. At first, Glick's attempts to ingratiate himself with stars and semi-stars are little short of disastrous, but after the easily star-struck reporter allows egocentric filmmaker… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

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"It didn't work. There's not a movie here."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Glick is a one-note joke, and a flat note at that."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Grafting a murder-mystery atop the celebrity interview spoof shtick, the film plays like a silly skit drawn out over an hour and a half."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Glick isn't... satisfying as satire..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"I did find myself laughing at times, and if you are a Jiminy Glick fan, you will too."
‑ D.W. Smith, Film Threat
"Wedding a fairly complex mystery with show-biz satire against the real-life festival backdrop requires more structure and maybe more scripted scenes."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Within 40 minutes, though, you may realize you've had about as much fun as you're going to -- and that the movie is barely halfway done."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"There's a method to the madness after all."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Glick goes goofy as comedy sketch fails to fill up a feature film."
‑ Angela Baldassarre, Sympatico.ca
"The plot barely even qualifies as a throwaway, but along the way there are several funny bits."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"What Short does not deserve -- and neither do we -- is a feature-length movie about Jiminy."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Good news, fans of Martin Short's porky celebrity interviewer, Jiminy Glick: There's a big-screen version of the short-lived Comedy Central series, and both of you will enjoy it."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Here's hoping Short's next project is more worthy of the guy's skills, because this Jiminy Glick character grows real old, real fast."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"A very bumpy transition to the big screen realm of 90-minute storytelling."
‑ Kevin Allison, Premiere Magazine
"Sporadically amusing but more often flat...its batting average is regrettably low."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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