The Godfather of Green Bay

2005

Comedy

3
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 277

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Cast

Lauren Holly as Molly Mahoney
Tony Goldwyn as Big Jake Norquist
Lance Barber as Kenny Caruso
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811.52 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 0 / 10
1.63 GB
1920*1072
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 1 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Banix12 2 / 10

There is a good movie here, just not this one.

Interesting Idea, Poorly Executed.

Here are the positives I can say about this movie. - The idea of a comic going to a bar in a small town in Wisconsin to catch his big break is a pretty cool and an interesting idea. - The background and secondary characters are good. It has a very good small town atmosphere. And it does capture the spirit of the region

Other than those two this movie is pretty bad. Poorly written, poorly shot, bad lighting throughout even for a low budget feature.

The problem I had with it was that you have two movies going on at the same time and they have absolutely nothing to do with each other. You have one story which is this sort of sideways-ish story about a comic trying to rediscover his love of his work and a second story which is this cartoonish sidebar about a Green Bay Drug-lord.

These two stories have nothing to do with each other and any contact between the two stories is completely coincidental. The Drug Lord and the Comic actually probably only share about 3-5 minutes of screen time together in the entire film.

Then there are Montages that go too long, scenes that stretch way too long, a lot of unnecessary scenes. The actual guts of the film should really only produce about an hour long film. The rest is just padding, in particular the Macarena scenes of which there are too many and they are too long.

It's just weird that you have a movie called "The Godfather of Green Bay" where the character that the movie is named after could have been completely cut from the film and you would have not lost a thing. It could have become one of the secondary characters and fallen to the background without a problem. And as a result there could have been more character development and time for the main story which is really the more interesting story.

Reviewed by north_eastsider 8 / 10

A very funny movie that looks at life in a small town through a comedian from LA's eyes.

I saw this movie at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison on April 1 and it was great!- no April Fools. The movie does a great job poking fun at the way of life of people from Northern Wisconsin. The laughs are constant and not the same jokes and situations seen in every Hollywood comedy. The music was written by the BoDeans, a Wisconsin group, famous for the the lead song from the "Party of Five" television show. (Song's name was Closer to Free). From it's Packers/Bears jokes to referencing the "Macarena", this movie kept you laughing. The movie stars Pete Schwaba ( A Guy Thing) who wrote the story, Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber) who plays his love interest, Thomas Lennon (Reno 911) as local comedian, and Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) as the Godfather himself. The movie also includes Mark Borchardt, a successful independent movie maker (American Movie) who plays a local dj.

Reviewed by iKramerica-1 9 / 10

More complete than sideways, and funnier!

People compare this film to sideways, including those involved, but as a film, I think it's better. No, there's no pretentious wine tasting, but unlike sideways, you don't hate the characters by the end.

Anyway, I admit I was invited to the screening by Pete, but I only know him because we both write at the same coffee shop in LA. I never actually talked to him before he handed me the flier.

I was nervous that I'd have to say nice things about a bad film, but this was one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in a long while, and the whole audience laughed a lot. Very impressive.

And Thomas Lennon, who plays D.U.G. was fantastic. For those who don't know the name, he plays Lt. Dangle on Reno 911. Well written and acted role for him in this film.

If you want to laugh and have a good time, see this movie if you can. They are trying to get distribution, an uphill battle, but if any Indy comedy deserves to be seen, it's this one!

BTW - the 1 star guy? He has something against pete, and should be ignored. Even if you don't like a movie, it takes a lot to give it a 1 out of 10. even catwoman and electra aren't 1 out of 10. giving a 1 star to "balance" things is not how ratings are supposed to work.

there's enough backbiting and hatred in Hollywood. let's not take down a nice little movie that is fun to watch just out of spite.

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