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Aspiring sci-fi author and awkward home-school student Benjamin is over the moon when he attends a writing camp where he gets to meet his hero, writer Ronald Chevalier. Unfortunately, the pompous hero to the geeks is fresh out of ideas, and instead of reading Benjamin's manuscript - a high-adventure tale called Yeast Lords - and giving the student some notes, Chevalier steals the story and uses it for his next book. Now if he ever wants to help his mom jumpstart her business as a modest lingerie designer, or ...
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Aspiring sci-fi author and awkward home-school student Benjamin is over the moon when he attends a writing camp where he gets to meet his hero, writer Ronald Chevalier. Unfortunately, the pompous hero to the geeks is fresh out of ideas, and instead of reading Benjamin's manuscript - a high-adventure tale called Yeast Lords - and giving the student some notes, Chevalier steals the story and uses it for his next book. Now if he ever wants to help his mom jumpstart her business as a modest lingerie designer, or impress the bewitching Lonnie, Benjamin has to prove that the author pilfered his ideas. ~ Cammila Collar
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Outtakes; One Nutty Movie: Behind The Scenes; Deleted Scenes
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Gentlemen Broncos is one of those movies that would be totally awesome if they cut out the parts that suck. The third feature film from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, Broncos is about a 15-year-old aspiring sci-fi writer named Benjamin Michael Angarano from the same kind of middle-of-nowhere small town in Utah where Napoleon took place, and where Hess apparently hails from. Benjamin's well-meaning mom sends him to a writer's camp, where he gets to take a class taught by his hero, a prolific fantasy author named Ronald Chevalier the awesomely ridiculous Jemaine Clement, of Flight of the Conchords fame, who speaks in a James Mason-style British accent and wears a lot of Native American-inspired flare. But when Chevalier comes under pressure from his publisher for his next book idea, the desperate bigwig steals Benjamin's novel -- a very weird story called "Yeast Lords." "Yeast Lords" is presented in the film as a movie within the movie, with Sam Rockwell playing the protagonist -- a hairy badass named Bronco, who leads a rebellion against something or other by fighting a lot of rocket-armed deer trophies. These scenes are pretty unequivocally hilarious; they're perfectly absurd, and Rockwell sells the insanity like nobody's business. In fact, just about everything in the movie that directly pertains to science fiction is funny. Clement's performance as the God-among-nerds Chevalier is comic gold. His voice alone is hysterical, and all the touches -- like his flamboyant wardrobe, his personally created cover art like Roger Dean but with more boobs, and his self-important advice about character names specifically, putting oneself in the mind of a mother troll suckling a ravenous litter -- are priceless. The only problem with the film is everything else. When you get Mike White to show up for your movie in a long, permed wig, carrying a snake around his shoulders, and the best you can do is have it poop on him 15 minutes in, you know you're in trouble. There's a lot of vomit, a lot of weirdness that doesn't necessarily make you laugh, and a lot of disjointed plot elements that don't really go anywhere. Hess has always taken flak for approaching his subjects -- namely, rural Utah and its philistine residents -- with clear distain, laughing at the bumpkins who populate the epic, mountainous landscape's ranch houses and strip malls rather than with them. And to be fair, while comedy has become increasingly preoccupied with pointing out the inanities of mundane suburban life over the past decade, Hess' particular brand of funny-because-it's-true is pretty unique. You don't see anybody else lampooning Mormon country in this way though, in fairness, Hess never actually brings the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints into the script in any way, unless you count the creepy casual reference to sex as "bedding down". But while it was arguably novel in Napoleon Dynamite to point out all the mom jeans and scrunchies that keep this area so amusingly behind the times, it's mostly just icky and depressing in Broncos. The more specific Hess gets -- the upscale lingerie store that sells high-necked grandma nighties, the deluded fools passing off third-rate country crafts as art -- the less appealing the movie feels. And, sadly, that content accounts for more than half of the running time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • UPC: 024543602545
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Angarano Benjamin, Benjamin Purvis
Jennifer Coolidge Judith
Jemaine Clement Ronald Chevalier
Mike White Dusty
Sam Rockwell Bronco/Brutus
Héctor Jimenez Lonnie Donaho
Halley Feiffer Tabatha
Josh Pais Todd Keefe
Edgar Oliver Duncan/Lord Daysius
Clive Revill Cletus
John Pleshette Merve
Rod Decker Rod Decker
Johnny Hoops Kanaya/Kenonka
Suzanne May Vanaya/Venonka
John Baker Don Carlos
Jeanette Puhich Sherry
Jon Shere Boom Operator
Daniel "Doc" Love Camera Operator
Brian Unger Journalist
Isaac Demke Loyal Fan
Steve Berg Obnoxious Fan
Kristie Conway Nerdy Girl
Robin Ballard Female Assistant
Kristin Brewer Lady Shopper
Edward Osborn Gross Guy
Jizelle Jade Jurquina Troll Girl
Isaac Russell Skinny Boy
Benji Hughes Dad Photo
Technical Credits
Jared Hess Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Ben Le Clair Executive Producer
David Wingo Score Composer
Chris DeMuri Art Director
Jerusha Hess Executive Producer, Screenwriter
John Kelly Producer
April Napier Costumes/Costume Designer
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Munn Powell Cinematographer
Duff Rich Associate Producer
Yuka Ruell Editor
J. Scott Smiley Asst. Director
Meredith Tucker Casting
Mike White Producer
Richard A. Wright Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gentlemen Broncos
1. Main Titles [2:04]
2. Hitting the Road [7:18]
3. My Nads! [3:50]
4. Cletus Fest [2:47]
5. The Power of Suffix [1:52]
6. Take Me There [4:56]
7. Decent Beginnings [5:32]
8. I Like It! [3:32]
9. Guardian Angel [1:08]
10. A Very Big Deal [1:56]
11. Action! [2:20]
12. Feeling Like Crap [2:17]
13. Way Better Than the Book [2:56]
14. For the Money [2:47]
15. Two for One [:36]
16. Crush Them! [1:35]
17. World Premiere [4:51]
18. I Don't Believe This! [4:31]
19. Things Are Changing [2:31]
20. Fighting Like a Man [4:48]
21. You're a Fraud [4:11]
22. Since He Was Seven [:43]
23. Victory! [1:15]
24. Such Talent (End Titles) Epilogue [3:49]
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Disc #1 -- Gentlemen Broncos
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Spanish Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
         Commentary by Director/Writer Jared Hess, Writer Jerusha Hess and Director of Photography Munn Powell
      Subtitles
         English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Scenes
   Extras
      Commentary by Director/Writer Jared Hess, Writer Jerusha Hess and Director of Photography Munn Powell
      Deleted Scenes
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            Cup Size
            As a Husband and Wife Should
            Face Massage
            Brutus' Cave
            Daysius Confrontation
      Outtakes Reel: A Buttload of Keepsakes
      One Nutty Movie: Behind the Scenes of Gentlemen Broncos
      Trailers
         Play All
         (500) Days of Summer
         Fame
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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    Quirky, trippy film for Jemaine Clement/Sam Rockwell fans

    As a fan of both Jemaine Clement and Sam Rockwell, I enjoyed this film immensely. I like offbeat humor, and the subtleties of their acting performances (intertwined with the absurdity and quirkiness of the plot) shine brightly. If you can't handle a bit of weirdness in your films, you may not like this. Not every Jared Hess film can replicate the sweet awkwardness of Napoleon Dynamite, so if it's Napoleon Dynamite you're expecting, this isn't for you. The creativity and imagination in the science fiction storytelling element of this film is what I enjoyed the most, as well as all scenes with Clement and Rockwell.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Third Time Not the Charm

    Jared Hess, the director, did not have the magic touch this third time around. He directed Napoleon Dynamite as well as Nacho Libre. You may not have ever heard of this movie, and there's a good reason why you haven't. Compared to his other films, this movie does not even come close to matching up. Even standing alone, this movie was very disappointing. It did have its funny moments, but they were few and fleeting. I think the mistake Jared Hess made here was that he tried to focus on a plot more than just random happenings that all eventually lead to a bigger picture. That's what made Napoleon so popular: It was like, "Finally, a comedy without a plot or some love story to slow it down. Not since Dumb and Dumber have we seen that!" With Gentlemen Broncos, it's more like, "I found two funny jokes in this plot that just didn't belong here."

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