Saturday, December 30, 2017

Get Bruce (1999)

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn

Composer: Michael Feinstein

Starring: Bruce Vilanch, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Lily Tomlin, Raquel Welch, Michael Feinstein, Shirley MacLaine, Florence Henderson, Steven Seagal, Michael Douglas, Paul Reiser, Danny Harris, Jenifer Lewis, Roseanne Barr, Carol Burnett, Jeff Margolis, Billy Crystal, Marc Shaiman, Tim Curry, Traci Lords, David Copperfield, Margaret Cho, Beverly D'Angelo, Ali MacGraw, Lauren Bacall

More info: IMDb

Tagline: When the superstars have to be funny, they...

Plot:  Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 60th, Bill Clinton's 50th, and an AIDS awards banquet where the hirsute, rotund Vilanch lets his emotions show.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Sure.

Bruce Vilanch is a remarkably funny guy.  Did you see the incredible amount of names that showed up to talk about him?  That says something right there.  He's quick witted and very, very funny.  Sure, his t-shirts are a size too small but the man's got talent.  You might not know the name but there's a good chance you've seen him somewhere.  I can see watching this again.

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