Reviews for Muffin
See the Press Release for the Premiere
See the article in the
Dec 2, 2003 King County Journal
Summary: A truly original movie!
I'm watching this movie and laughing
so hard my slightly overweight belly is reverting to poorly
molded jello in an LA temblor. I am also weeping (in my
heart) for the sad state and frailty of the human ego and
our proclivity for letting our natural drives go wildly
out of control.
Muffin Man has great music,
graphics, photography, adequate acting and mordantly funny
narration. Muffin Man is a hybrid product, an ad hoc mixture
of tones, styles and format which is something that challenges
the meager minds of the current socio-economic Hollywood
establishment: a truly original work! And the message is
too scary and real to be laughed at, especially these days.
The world will not end with the bang of a terrorist's viral
bomb, or with the whimper of starving humanity, but the
deep-throated fart of fat overconsumption.
Randall Frakes, Author (Titanic, The
Terminator, Terminator 2)
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Summary: This ain't the Farrelly
If you're looking for cheap jokes, personal
put-downs, and physical comedy, this movie probably isn't
for you. Muffin Man is a dark, poignant, cerebral comedy
that stabs at the heart of all of our social ills.
Unfortunately it was not without its problems. On the
plus side, it was wickedly funny with a very sharp wit.
There were a lot of subtleties that make you do a second
take. Also, I especially loved the music - I really want
a copy of the soundtrack. On the minus side, the production
was a bit campy. Not sure how to describe it, but it had
more of a cult feel than a mainstream production - I'd really
like to see it on a big screen, I only watched a promo version
on DVD. I'll give it a 7 on a scale of 10.
Summary: Oh my, this is a funny movie
I was in Seattle on business and just
happened to attend a private screening of Muffin Man. I
laughed so hard I thought I would wet my pants! I think
some of the people in the audience were somewhat offended
but that didn't stop them from laughing too. To whomever
made this movie: please make another one! I can't wait till
it plays in New Jersey so I can tell all my friends to see
Summary: A Fabulous movie!
Congratulations on a fabulous piece of
work. The camera angles, detail to the set, the visuals
(film clips, computer images) were totally state of the
art. The message, both watching those poor flabby
bodies trying to move, trying to make love, and the true
tragedy of addiction to food, touched me. I wasn't sure
whether to laugh or to cry when Jack couldn't reach the
popcorn ball. This is a problem of growing importance
from both a humanistic and species-related perspective.
I liked the concept of Hope being stuck with the choice
of survival -- domestic abuse or adaptation to the muffin-based
reality. Especially how depression led her to the
inevitable. I will do everything I can to make my
friends aware of your production. I will do it for
the facts you so brilliantly displayed in black and white
at the end.
Carla St. Laurent, M.D.