Monday, 24 August 2009

The Incredible Suit Said It Would Be OK

If there’s one thing to cherish on this godforsaken rock of misery we call Earth, it’s Napoleon Dynamite, a completely perfect comedy about not very much at all, which came out in 2004 and nuzzled its way into a niche that only a chosen few have been able to access. Everyone else simply believes it to be “stupid”. Idiots! To see the light and elevate yourself above the rest of society, click here.

If there’s one other thing to cherish in this pitiful existence we insist on perpetuating for no adequately explored reason, it’s Flight Of The Conchords, the TV sitcom about New Zealand’s formerly fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo. If you haven’t seen it stop what you’re doing immediately, run – don’t walk – to the nearest DVD emporium and steal copies of both series. You haven’t got time to pay. If you get arrested just say “The Incredible Suit said it would be OK.” They’ll pretty much leave you alone after that. Then sit down for 11 hours and watch every episode. Alternatively, click here for Conchords-in-a-nutshell grooviness.

Done that? Good. So what could be more lip-smackingly anticipation-inducing than Gentlemen Broncos, a new film by Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, and starring Flight Of The Conchords’ Jemaine Clement, he of the awe-inspiring sideburns and a mouth that looks like two massive pink bananas guarding a cave of unruly tombstones? Not much, that’s what!

OK, so Hess’s last film, Nacho Libre, was bobbins, and Clement’s last film, Eagle vs Shark, lives just - just - on the wrong side of the border between Verygoodland and Notverygoodland. But The Incredible Suit is prepared to regard this evidence as inadmissable, especially on the strength of this trailer:

The important thing to bear in mind about Napoleon Dynamite, Flight Of The Conchords and, by extension, Gentlemen Broncos, is that they’re not guffawfests of bladder-rupturing hilarity. You don’t come away with tears streaming down your chops and a wet patch down your leg. Instead you’ll smile and chuckle all the way through and take the characters into your heart and build a little cosy house for them there where you can pop by any time you like for a cup of tea and a mince pie, and on each visit you’ll find out something new to adore about them. Doesn’t that sound lovely?

Gentlemen Broncos is released in the United States of Must Have Movies Before Everyone Else on October 30th, so expect it to turn up in UK cinemas sometime In The Year 2525. See what I did there? No? Well watch the trailer again, only this time PAY ATTENTION!

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  1. I'm in. Let me know the second it comes out.

  2. The second? Er, OK... that's going to be tricky, but I'll do my best. The Incredible Suit aims to please.