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DEBBIE ROCHON CONFIDENTIAL: MY...
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Reviewed by: Mike Catalano

Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman

Starring:
Lloyd Kaufman
Debbie Rochon
Michael Herz

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What's it about
A wacky behind-the-scenes (sort of) look at what it was like working at the cheese-tastic film company known as Troma. It's all shown, for the most part, through the eyes of long-time scream queen (and Troma Films regular), Debbie Rochon.

Is it good movie?
Ever wanted to learn how crazy Troma president, Lloyd Kaufman, built his ludicrous empire? Well, this may be the dock/mockumentary for you. However, much like the company itself, as well as its numerous outlandishly insane movies, DEBBIE ROCHON CONFIDENTIAL is pretty friggin' weird.

I don't mean weird in a kind of tongue-in-cheek, artsy sort of way. Believe me, there's nothing mysterious or subtle in regards to Kaufman. The dude ain't looking to make any form of "healthy" cinema. He wants to exude trash and does so with feverish glee. But why the hell am I talking so much about Kaufman when the flick is called DEBBIE ROCHON CONFIDENTIAL? Actually, your guess is as f*cking good as mine. She was in the opening shot (a happy boob shot, of course), and then she just kind of disappears for a bit. I was wondering if maybe I had accidentally clicked on some strange special feature rather than the actual movie.

What I did see plenty of was Mr. Kaufman's goofy mug. And this guy sure likes to talk. His words fly out in rapid fire in a tone similar to Mel Brooks', which I guess makes sense because every sentence he spills is almost always joke-laced. He's pretty funny for an old guy, but also pretty annoying (also like an old guy). Regardless, I just couldn't understand why this documentary was filled with so many clips of him either talking about Troma or introducing old clips of his movies. It didn't go anywhere and really didn't make much sense.

And whenever Ms. Rochon does pop up onscreen, it's usually in some dumb footage of a past Troma-related event. There is no current interview with her discussing her life's work. I'm pretty sure that is something a dock/mockumentary flick like this is supposed to have. But I got absolutely nothing. Just Mr. Kaufman's mug every minute or so. We do get some sort of weird short film type thing at the end with Ms. Rochon that was kind of funny, but not that great. It just made me question even more so why this is being marketed as a sort of documentary with regards to Ms. Rochon. Honestly it was total bullshit.

Video / Audio
Video Full Screen.

Audio English dolby digital.

The Extras
Just a kinda interesting Fangoria Trailer Park that showed some old trailers and how they were similar to other more popular horror flicks.

That's it!

Last Call
This was a misleading dock/mockumentary from the Troma folks. It ain't all about Ms. Rochon. It's more about Mr. Kaufman. Either way you slice it, the flick is still pretty lame and certainly not worth a purchase. I'd say only if you're a hardcore fan of Troma and would see anything the company lets out.

ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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