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National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
American independent filmmaker Gary Preisler makes his film debut as a writer/director with the black comedy National Lampoon's Gold Diggers. Twentysomethings Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen) get arrested for the robbery of two sixtysomething women, Doris (Louise Lasser) and Betty (Renee Taylor). The ladies decide to drop the charges and invite the crooks to their space-age mod Beverly Hills mansion. Cal and Lenny come up with a plan to marry the women for their money in hopes that they die within the year. It turns out that Doris and Betty are actually… More

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"By turns pointless and pointlessly mean-spirited."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"This is the spectacularly inept directing debut of writer-producer Gary Priesler, who is said to have 12 other movies in development. God help us."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"There's bad, there's unwatchable, and then there's National Lampoon."
‑ David Cornelius,
"If you watch this movie, you are an idiot"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Apprently, even gross-out comedy requires some delicacy."
‑ Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury
"The single punch line that sparks genuine laughter comes three minutes into the film; after that, these marriages are made in comedy hell."
‑ , Time Out New York
"So stupefyingly hideous that after watching it, you'll need to bathe in 10 gallons of disinfectant, get a full-body scrub and shampoo with vinegar to remove the scummy residue that remains."
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"Truly this is one of the most off-putting, unpleasant and earth-shatteringly unfunny "comedies" I've ever seen."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Para descrever este filme, vou usar um eufemismo: lixo."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This is a lowbrow, low-budget homage to the Farrelly brothers -- and a pretty poor one at that."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"Nothing's quite so painful as failed comedy, and this atrocity is equivalent to a compound fracture."
‑ Hank Sartin, Chicago Reader
"Don't waste your money. Please. Spare our culture some last semblance of dignity by ignoring National Lampoon's Gold Diggers altogether."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"...shockingly unfunny..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Taking a trip to the retirement village and clipping grandma's toenails might be more pleasant that watching this film."
‑ Kelly Glover,
"Really, words can't convey how horrible this atrocity is. Nobody involved should ever be allowed near a studio again."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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