Almost Heroes

views updated

Almost Heroes ★½ Edwards & Hunt: The First American Road Trip 1997 (PG-13)

Farley's last screen appearance teams him with Perry as explorers Edwards and Hunt, who are racing Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean in 1804. Edwards (Perry) is a glory-seeking fop who's totally out of his league, Hunt (Farley) is a slovenly, clumsy tracker with a soft spot for toilet (or would that be outhouse?) humor. Along with a team of misfits and losers, the duo wreaks havok on the American frontier. Perry and Farley show some flashes of comic chemistry, but their left to fend for themselves by a script that's lost in the wilderness, sadly relying too much on Farley's patented self-destructive schtick. 87m/C VHS, DVD . Chris Farley, Matthew Perry, Eugene Levy, Bokeem Woodbine, Lisa Barbuscia, Kevin Dunn, Hamilton Camp, Lewis Arquette; D: Christopher Guest; W: Tom Wolfe, Mark Nutter, Boyd Hale; C: Adam Kimmel, Kenneth Macmillan; M: C.J. Vanston; V: Harry Shearer.