2012 / Director. Ted Emery
When Kath & Kim became a sensation on TV I hated it. I'd hear everyone rave about it and that alone was enough to put me off. I've seen episodes and apart from a few moments of hilarity desperately clutching for air, I found the show to be tedious... and so it goes without saying that i'm probably not the best person to be reviewing Kath & Kmderella. It's really shit. What the hell were they thinking? Contrary to my thoughts on the show, I do like Gina Riley and Jane Turner, as well as the other players involved. Glenn Robins, Peter Rosthorn, Magda Szubanski, Rob Sitch etc... sadly they've all accumulated here into a turd of a movie. Winning a trip to a fictional Mediterranean country called Papilloma, Kath & Kim find themselves in an impoverished nation ruled by a ruthless King (Sitch). The king pursues Kath, the prince pursues Kim and its all so bad. At what point in writing the script did they actually think this was a good idea? Amazingly, respected thespian Richard E Grant plays a central character, which really boggles the mind and I'd be interested to know what enticed him... then again he was in Spiceworld back in the 90s. So yeah... I will confess a few things, however. As painful as the movie was, it still managed to extract a few big laughs out of me (few, if any from Kath & Kim themselves). Frank Woodley appears from out of nowhere with a movie-stealing performance and he almost had me on the floor with laughter. Mick Malloy's small role produced the LOL's but I'm pretty sure his scenes were lifted from the series. Anyway, I would avoid the movie like the plague if I were you... the one thing that gives me some solace is that a lot of old folk will probably love it. This one's for them. I can imagine my nana having a really good cackle over this.... and that can't be a bad thing! Love ya nan!