Zoolander

A male model is manipulated into assassinating the Malaysian Prime Minister.  Deliberately dumb comedy has moments of greatness but it‘s a scattershot affair.  Will Ferrell as evil designer Mugatu is hilarious.  His brainwashing technique is delightfully memorable.  And that gas station scene with the young male models, underscored to the tune “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is genius.  Writer, director, producer and star Ben Stiller is indeed talented, but his excessive mugging in the title role, grows a tad tiresome after awhile.  We get it, Derek Zoolander is dim-witted and vain.  Overall an enjoyably stupid farce.  3 words: “Orange Mocha Frappuccino!”

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