“Nerdland” was supposed to be a live-action film, then an animated series, then shorts and finally an animated feature. Unfortunately, many of those pauses for ad breaks and other things have just rat-tailed themselves into the final product. For a film that runs under 90 minutes, so many weird aesthetic choices just wrap among themselves. You get weird inserts of tits and dude ass. But, you also have these weird action breaks.
If you’ve seen “Cecil B. Demented”, you’ll understand the basic plot. A couple of losers decide to get famous by staging something depraved and illegal to get attention. Unfortunately, this blows up in their faces and now they’re onto a great adventure. I feel that I’d care more about the film if the art style wasn’t so ugly. But, that’s the downside to relying on animation to get your point across to a wide audience. Despite the rather insane talent level of the cast, this film dares you to hang with it for the full duration.
If you can swing it, I’d recommend checking out the film. Otherwise, research it a bit further before you decide that this is the film for you.
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 2/7/17
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Supplemental Material - %0%
- Film Score - 83%83%
The Plot Thus Far
Aspiring actor JOHN (Paul Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt) are slacker best friends who have seen their dreams of super-stardom fizzle. With their 30th birthdays looming and desperation growing, they decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to get famous than ever before — so why not become famous by the end of the day, at any cost?! With only the grudging support of a wacky collectible store owner (Hannibal Buress) and their one-sided love for a pair of equally fame hungry women (Riki Lindhome & Kate Micucci) to keep them going, John and Elliot troll Los Angeles on an attention grabbing journey of reckless publicity stunts and failed heroics.