Lesbian Vampire Killers (15)
Friday 20 March 2009
Oh dear. Loath as I am to kick a comedy duo when they're down, there's no plausible defence for this slapdash feature film by Mathew Horne and James Corden, any more than there is for their much-panned TV sketch show.
A loveable pair of mates in Gavin and Stacey, here they have flagrantly overstretched their appeal, and now look in danger of becoming the Hale and Pace de nos jours. The laziness is evident from the start, as Jimmy (Horne) and Fletch (Corden) decide to go on a hike, fall in with a camper-van full of busty foreign students and spend a whole night fighting off a coven of, er, lesbian vampire killers. The comedy consists mostly in a lot of blokey swearing and Scooby-Doo-style running and gurning, the latter supplied by Paul McGann (above with Horne and Corden) as an exorcist vicar. It's pretty woeful, and unimaginably boring.
Have your say on the film at independent.co.uk/filmforum. We'll print a selection of readers' responses in the paper.
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