Tammy and the T-Rex
When: Sunday, Feb 22 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Clinton's (693 Bloor St W)
Tammy and the T-rex is a love story between Denise Richards and a giant, animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex controlled by Paul Walker's disembodied brain.
If you have no idea what you just read, don't worry, I've watched the film and I'm still bewildered by the whole thing. But for sanity's sake, let's take a moment and try to work through this mess...
What the hell is this movie supposed to be?! We'll cross off "date flick" right from the get-go, because it's way too absurd to sell any sort of heartfelt romance. Okay, so maybe it's a incredibly ill-conceived family film? The VHS cover features a smiling Denise Richards riding the T-Rex, and the tagline - "He's the coolest pet in town!" - certainly makes it sound like a fun romp for the kids. But then why does T-Rex Paul Walker go on a rampage halfway through the movie, killing people in terrible, child-traumatizing ways? Alright: horror movie! Except the shocking moments of violence are crowded out by an overwhelming amount of goofiness. So I guess that leaves us with comedy... even though the movie's "jokes" are often so bizarre and/or perverse that it feels like they were written by a sleep-deprived, drug-addled soul just moments before they completely lost touch with reality.
Perhaps it's best to say that Tammy and the T-Rex is a one-of-a-kind movie that defies any sort of rational description. Oh, and it has Terry Kiser in it - you know, Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's - so there's that too.