Ever since the '80s, when "Home Alone" and "A Christmas Story" reconfigured the holiday movie into something that merged nostalgia with knockabout yocks
, there's been a "How low can you go?
Zaks--who is credited as creative consultant, with McDermott and Crouch retaining their contractual billing--has clearly guided the rewrites and ramped up the yocks
Despite frantic efforts to punch up the action with cheap shocks and nasty yocks
, "Seed of Chucky" never generates much narrative momentum.
are totally shameless, and perfs by the east (including Lucy Davis, Dawn in "The Office") likewise.
The little rituals, a walk on from a gibbering idiot and overall sense of existential ennui and despair self-consciously recall "Waiting for Godot," hut without the yocks
Robert LuPone, as a miserly parent, is a right greedy old curmudgeon, and when confined and pummeled in an oversized flour sack he draws considerable yocks
Unlike "Spice World," which was a classy production in comparison, "Seeing Double" mistakenly doesn't ballast the movie with experienced thesps or celeb cameos, leaving the Clubbers to try and get yocks
from a series of vaguely risque one-liners.