“I’m No Dummy” was released a few years ago and somehow I missed it. Honestly, I’m more in the Nina Conti camp of this sort of thing. Well, I finally watched it and it’s weird to bring the film back to DVD when so much time has passed. Jeff Dunham isn’t quite the same level star outside of Vegas, but it seems like Terry Fator has stolen his focus. Oh well, it’s people sticking their hands up fake wooden asses.
The history of ventriloquism is talked about a lot, but so much of the film felt like a Christopher Guest movie. So many of my questions with the main feature gets answered by the interviews. That being said, I had to go online to learn more about Jay Johnson and how he exploded out of this documentary. Dunham got way too much of the limelight, but I felt it was important to understand what happened to the others.
The DVD comes with a director’s commentary, Q&As, bonus interviews, more from Vent Haven Museum, outtakes and hours of more material as the special features. There’s so much in the bonus extras that it takes up the entirety of the second disc. The A/V Quality is strong with a pretty robust transfer. The Dolby 5.1 track does it job for the feature, while the bonus material gets a 2.0 track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 9/18/15