New Netflix original is 73 minutes of rotisserie chicken (and one of the best April Fools)


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Netflix is known for its slow burn TV with the likes of House of Cards and Breaking Bad, but its latest offering, Rotisserie Chicken, is more of a slow roast.

The original movie sees a chicken slowly rotate on a spit for more than an hour, an inspired April Fools prank that is actually quite hypnotic if you're a big meat fan/a dog.

'In the tradition of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, witness a searing, chronology-defying return to one’s origins that stokes the imagination,' the film's synopsis reads.

A second single-shot food film was also made available for streaming, Sizzling Bacon, which was described as follows: 'The boundaries of TV and time go up in smoke with this tasteful, Memento-style puzzle that takes the viewer out of the fire and into the frying pan.'

Sadly, both are no longer available, it now being 2 April, but you can relive the movies' glory through their glowing reviews:

'I don't normally write reviews, but this movie changed my life. I laughed until I cried and cried until no more tears were left. It's one of those rare movies that is heart breaking but also uplifting. I would compare it to the Shawshank Redemption in terms of quality. This is the definite shoe-in for Best Actor, Soundtrack, Editing and Director. Wow.'

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Although there was dissent among viewers:

'Suitable for all ages? The main actor is naked the entire film! And we're not just talking about partial nudity, this is hairless full frontal nudity with bondage! Shame on you, Netflix!'