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Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)

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Culture critic Jiminy Glick gets tied up in a murder case at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Vadim Jean

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Martin Short (character), Martin Short | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... Jiminy Glick / David Lynch
Jan Hooks ... Dixie Glick
Linda Cardellini ... Natalie Coolidge
Janeane Garofalo ... Dee Dee
John Michael Higgins ... Andre Devine
Elizabeth Perkins ... Miranda Coolidge
Larry Joe Campbell ... Haygood Lewkin
Mo Collins ... Sharon
DeRay Davis ... Mario 'FA REAL' Greene
Carlos Jacott ... Barry King
Corey Pearson ... Ben DiCarlo
Aries Spears ... Gunnar 'MC GUN' Jorge
Robert Trebor ... Jay Schiffer
Gary Anthony Williams ... Randall Bookerton
Landon Hansen ... Matthew Glick
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Storyline

"La La Wood" follows the legacy of Jiminy Glick, first introduced on "The Martin Short Show," who went on to get (non)-critical acclaim for his talk show "Primetime Glick," where Mr. Glick interviewed countless celebrities (which usually ended in verbally--sometimes physically--insulting/assaulting them). Now comes "La La Wood"--Jiminy Glick's home. This is his story (sort of). Written by John Ulmer

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and crude sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diliwood See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,660, 8 May 2005

Gross USA:

$36,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,039
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Peter Breck's last film before his death on February 6, 2012. See more »

Goofs

When Jiminie and Dixie are opening the window to climb out, the window slides down a little. But from the outside shot, its completely open, and then in the next interior shot, its slid down again. See more »

Quotes

Jiminy Glick: If it's human waste, save some for me.
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Special thanks to all at The Mob Film Company, London. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Martin Short Show (1999) See more »

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Samba Wamba
Written by Bob Mair and Joel Wachbrit
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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An uneven big screen take on a small screen joke
23 November 2009 | by nixskitsSee all my reviews

I've rated this an 8 because even though it has trying sections, if you're a Glick nut like me, it's worth waiting (or on disc, fast forwarding past them) to reach the good stuff. The man Martin Short describes as a moron with power leaves his home in Butte, Montana and takes wife Dixie and two of their boys up to Toronto for the big film fest. And once there, the laughs really kick into high gear. Jiminy sleeps through a big ticket premiere, then writes a bogus rave review and, as only Glick could, lands a prized sit down television interview with it's reclusive star!

Short does double duty as Glick and director David Lynch, an uncanny imitation that holds the silly plot together with his recounting of the parallel Lana Turner / Johnny Stompanato scandal that forever changed the life of her daughter, Cheryl Crane. Elizabeth Perkins and my favourite, Linda Cardellini, star as a celebrity mother and her child who have the unfortunate lowlife producer Andre (played by the great John Michael Higgins) in their world like a sleazy time bomb waiting to go off. At least, his vulgar mouth is constantly ready for yet another wicked and disgusting remark.

Glick's "hard hitting" segments with Steve Martin and Kurt Russell are truly funny and the send ups of festival behaviour are probably closer to the truth than industry publicists would care to admit. If Short ever makes a sequel, let's hope there are flashbacks that give Higgins and Cardellini a chance to further flesh out their characters' lives and careers. I need a Glick fix!


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