Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries
Will Ferrell as Mugatu
Milla Jovovich as Katinka
Jerry Stiller as Maury Ballstein
David Duchovny as J. P. Prewitt
Jon Voight as Larry Zoolander
Nathan Lee Graham as Todd
While the plot is meant to be ridiculous, movies like AUSTIN POWERS and the Leslie Nielsen fare already had the thriller parody genre feeling a bit stale. Points for the largely untapped fashion angle, though.
Setting this story around a very real shift in American history allows for some groundedness and verisimilitude (if only some). This one just makes it easier to get into the world of the film.
"I wasn't like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree. Richard Gere's a real hero of mine. Sting. Sting would be another person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that. I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm gonna give it my best shot."
"Rufus, Brint, and Meekus were like brothers to me. And when I say brother, I don't mean, like, an actual brother, but I mean it like the way black people use it. Which is more meaningful I think."
"What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?"
"There was a moment last night, when she was sandwiched between the two Finnish dwarves and the Maori tribesmen, where I thought, 'wow, I could really spend the rest of my life with this woman.'"
"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"
"You think that you're too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite... you aren't."
"I can Dere-lick my own balls, thank you very much."
"Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty."
"They're breakdance fighting!"
"I turned left!"
"I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly..."
"Hey everyone! Come see how good I look!"
"I'm kind of a big deal... I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."
"I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. I want to be on you."
"I'm in a glass case of emotion!"
"I love lamp."
"Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina."
"60% of the time, it works every time."
"I ate fiberglass insulation. It wasn't cotton candy like the guy said. My tummy itches."
"What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing."
"Milk was a bad choice."
"You are a smelly pirate hooker."
"I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party."
"Where'd you get your clothes? From the... toilet store?"
"I will smash your face into a car windshield, and then take your mother Dorothy Mantooth out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again."
"That escalated quickly."
Rotten Tomatoes: 64% (User score: 80%)
Metacritic: 61 (User score: 6.5)
Domestic Total Gross: $45,172,250
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