Meet the Feebles

This deliberately gross movie uses mangy muppets to send up the backstage musical. As the cast of the 'Meet the Feebles' variety show lurch towards a live performance that may land them a syndicated TV series, we are party to the egomaniac excesses, tribulations and jealousies that beset corrupt producer Bletch the Walrus, star singer Heidi the Hippo, star-struck new boy Robert the Hedgehog, and a host of talentless performers and backstage johnnies. Tacky song-and-dance numbers punctuate the action, but despite the attention to set and puppet design, the penning of seven original songs, and Murray Milne's often inventive camerawork, the question remains: why bother to go to all this trouble in order to make a string of gags about vomiting, pissing, shitting, jissom pressure, bunnilingus, and knicker-sniffing anteaters? More generous observers might cite the parallel with bad taste guru John Waters; but compared to this shallow crap, even the Baltimore Bard's offerings run deep.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Jackson
Screenwriter: Danny Mulheron, Frances Walsh, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson
Cast: Danny Mulheron
Donna Akersten
Stuart Devenie
Mark Hadlow
Ross Jolly
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DatReviewer

Ignore the dickhead above me, who called this film "A piece of shallow crap". This movie is awesome, and somewhat unique. I agree that it is not quite a patch of Jackson's laterworks; (Heavenly Creature, and The Lord of the Rings.) but it is a very fun movie. The characters are great, (Robert is adorable!) and their problems gives us a very thought-provoking summary of what the darkside of show business is like. This cult classic is one of the most surreal, tasteless, and most brilliantly shocking productions made since "Pink Flamingos". I give this classic film a 9 out of 10.

DatReviewer

Ignore the dickhead above me, who called this film "A piece of shallow crap". This movie is awesome, and somewhat unique. I agree that it is not quite a patch of Jackson's laterworks; (Heavenly Creature, and The Lord of the Rings.) but it is a very fun movie. The characters are great, (Robert is adorable!) and their problems gives us a very thought-provoking summary of what the darkside of show business is like. This cult classic is one of the most surreal, tasteless, and most brilliantly shocking productions made since "Pink Flamingos". I give this classic film a 9 out of 10.