Jiminy Glick in LaLa Wood

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Jiminy Glick in LaLa Wood ★½ 2005 (R)

Obsequious smalltime entertainment critic Jiminy Glick (Short) and his clueless wife Dixie (Hooks) are in showbiz heaven at the Toronto Film Festival. Granted an exclusive interview with rising young star Ben DiCarlo (Pearson), Jiminy is wined and dined and catches the eye of fading diva Miranda Coolidge (Perkins). When Miranda is murdered, Jiminy inexplicably investigates. Short's grating Comedy Central character is unsuccessfully carried to the big screen, seemingly so Short will have a showcase for his dead-on David Lynch impersonation. The only other reason to take a look is Higgins's turn as Eurotrash snob Andre. 90m/C DVD . US CA Martin Short, Jan Hooks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Michael Higgins, Linda Cardellini, Janeane Garofalo, Carlos Jacott, Corey Pearson, Aries Spears, Robert Trebor, Gary Anthony Williams, Larry Joe Campbell, Mo Collins, DeRay Davis, London Hansen, Jake Hoffman; Cameos: Kiefer Sutherland, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker, Susan Sarandon, Kurt Russell, Rob Lowe; D: Vadim Jean; W: Martin Short, Paul Flaherty; C: Mike J. Fox; M: David Lawrence.