The Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy - *

One long, overdrawn sketch by the cross-dressing comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. The threadbare plot is as follows: a greedy pharmaceutical company desperate for increased profits releases a miraculous antidepressant that may have nasty side effects. That’s about it. The rest of the movie is mostly filler about the various depressed people who take the drug, and a rags-to-riches-to-rags love story between two of the drug inventors. However, very few sequences are entertaining or even humorous. A couple of characters are funny for a while (like Cancer Boy), but most merely grate on the nerves. Part of the problem is that it is obvious the group is confined by the story. As soon as any scene begins to wander from the forced plot (and possibly into humor), it is immediately truncated and never heard from again. Die hard fans of the show will convince themselves that this movie is humorous. However, if you’re never seen the show, or you’re just a casual observer, stick with the TV, and avoid this film.

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