The Weinstein Company Released 2009


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Kyle Newman
Fanboys is a 2009 comedy film surrounding a group of Star Wars fanatics who undertake a rare mission to steal a premature copy of a Star Wars film. The film stars several popular Hollywood actors including Sam Huntington, Kristen Bell, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, and Jay Baruchel. Fanboys was written by Ernest Cline and Adam F. Goldberg, and was directed by Kyle Newman who is brother to Kevin Newman, a great contributor to The Simpsons. Eric Bottler (Sam Huntington) and his friends - Linus (Chris Marquette), Hutch (Dan Fogler), Windows (Jay Baruchel), and last but certainly not least Zoe (Kristen Bell) have been cult-like fans of The Star Wars series ever since they developed an appetite for film. Their obsession peaked in high school, and now the group is reuniting at a Halloween party years later. As the group reminisces on high school times, a discussion on Star Wars surfaces inevitably. Everyone is anticipating the release of the latest Star Wars film - Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. After a long discussion about the latest film, the group of avid fans decides they are too impatient to wait for the movie to be released in theaters. That is when they set out to infiltrate the ranch at which the rough cut of the film resides - that is, Skywalker Ranch. The film also includes Seth Rogen, Kevin Smith, Will Forte, Danny Trejo, and many other cameo appearances. Fanboys does not disappoint!moreless


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  • 50

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    There are enough good jokes in Fanboys, a road comedy about geeks on a "Star Wars"-related quest, to satisfy hard-core fans of that George Lucas franchise. But the film doesn't hav...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    Fanboys doesn't have a fan's obsessive attention to detail, or the giddy geekiness that can make Tarantino's movies both thrilling and trying. It's not nearly nerdy enough.

  • 50


    End result feels like an uneven cross between an amateur "Project Greenlight" pic and such recent comedies as "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express," in which indie directors brought a...

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