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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

American Shopper

My final film of this year's SIFF and Film #33 overall was the world premier of American Shopper.

In a previous post I dubbed Trekkies as the 'best Christopher Guest movie that Christopher Guest never made'. That trophy now has a new mantle. American Shopper is a documentary (though it could be considered a mockumentary since folks were in on the joke) about a man who starts a new sport called Aisling. Aisling basically involves sort of an odd mix between interpretive dance and grocery shopping. Dangling a $10,000 prize to the winner of the inaugural contest, the sport's inventor, Jonathan Sawyer is able to drum up interest from a diverse set of contestants who are out to win. The result is hilarious, at times moving, and mostly just awesome. Funniest film I've seen in awhile.

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