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Stupidity (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 1 May 2003 (Canada)
An exploration into the nature of stupidity in Western society and its history of our perception of it.

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Albert Nerenberg
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Credited cast:
George W. Bush ... Himself
Noam Chomsky ... Himself
John Cleese ... Himself
Coolio ... Himself
Drew Curtis ... Himself
Salma Hayek ... Herself
David Lawrence ... Himself
Bill Maher ... Himself
Michael Moore ... Himself
Fred Napoli Fred Napoli ... Narrator
Albert Nerenberg Albert Nerenberg ... Himself
Geoff Pevere Geoff Pevere ... Himself
Adam Sandler ... Himself
Joel Schumacher ... Himself
Paul Spence ... Himself
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A lighthearted look at stupidity and ignorance in modern society, as well as a brief history of the study of intelligence. Celebrities and other notable personalities are interviewed on the subject of the prevalence of stupidity in the media and culture. Written by Anonymous

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Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Glupota See more »

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Color
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Hilarious at times, dull at others, but always funny
23 March 2004 | by hanik_1999See all my reviews

Went to see this movie in San Fran after getting hilarious fliers featuring a really, well, STUPID-looking George W. smiling awkwardly, as only Dubya can. But the movie is not so much about Bush as about, well, stupidity, idiocy, moronism (?) and how they've infected society. We always hear "Sex sells", but this entertaining documentary shows how "Stupid sells" and features some hysterical trailers by the Canadian company that produced it, Trailervision. Kung-Fu Jesus and Pourquoi Pas? (the sequel to...Pourquoi) are shown, and believe me, you will laugh. But the short film (about 75 minutes) also tries to make you think--who'da thunk it in a film basically glamorizing the absence of thought?--about how popular stupidity has become in our culture, arts, and politics. Definitely worth a view, if you can find it. I saw it on 16th & Valencia in San Fran; hopefully it will make its way to New York soon. And check out the trailer of Kung-Fu Jesus on the Trailervision website. No, I don't get a cut by shilling it; my bro and I just found it so friggin' hilarious that you'd be, um, stupid not to see it. Enjoy.


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