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Mascots (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 13 October 2016 (USA)
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A look into the world of competitive mascots.

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Christopher Guest
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Woods ... Mike Murray
Wayne Wilderson ... Dr. Harper James
Sarah Baker ... Mindy Murray
Michael Hitchcock ... Langston Aubrey
Tom Bennett ... Owen Golly, Jnr.
Kerry Godliman ... Sarah Golly
Parker Posey ... Cindi Babineaux
Chris O'Dowd ... Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello
Suanne Spoke ... Cavaliers Owner's Wife
Steven M. Porter ... Cavaliers Owner
Christopher Moynihan ... Phil Mayhew
Hayes Mercure ... Football Player
John Michael Higgins ... Upton French
Maria Blasucci ... Jessica Mundt
Suzi Barrett ... 'Does This Smell Normal' Woman
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A look into the world of competitive mascots.

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From the sidelines to the spotlight.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mascotas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Greg Gammons Jr. (Fred Willard) asks another character if he likes dogs and says they're great. This is a reference to director Christopher Guest's other movie Best in Show (2000), which deals with a dog show competition. See more »

Goofs

Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello's facial wound changes from eyebrow to nose between scenes. See more »

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A.J. Blumquist: Well, my name is A.J. Blumquist, and I'm a former mascot, Danny the Donkey, and uh, I'm a judge this year for the Fluffies. For the two people that don't know, uh, Danny the Donkey, my mascot alter ego, was the first one to have an anatomically correct costume
[picture of donkey costume with large penis covered by large black bar]
A.J. Blumquist: . That lasted all of one game, caused a lot of controversy, but I have a lot of fans in Mexico, south of the border, Tasmania, Finland, and uh, I've had a lot of ...
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We will, we will mock you!
19 June 2018 | by punishmentparkSee all my reviews

I wasn't able to watch this under the good circumstances. It was a relatively poor rip and I couldn't watch it from a comfortable sofa or such, and that never helps. I have been looking forward to watching it, though, since I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the other mockumentary films made by Corky St., ehrm, I mean Christopher Guest. It was a little unsettling to see how much older some of the actors / actresses have been growing, but it is what it is - time waits for no one.

Then, onto the actual movie. I wasn't too excited by the subject matter of sports team mascots, but Guest usually pulls it off, so I had some hopes. And I must say, it's pretty much more of the same but still different. I had to get used to some of the new actors in the cast, but especially Sarah Baker and Zach Woods did quite well. Some other actors were less impressive, but a lot of the familiar faces did just fine, like Posey, Hitchcock, Begley Jr., Higgins, Piddock, etc., and of course it was quite a good idea to get Corky St. Clair back in. It may have been partly the circumstances in which I had to see this, but all in all it wasn't much more than just enjoyable, with Chris O'Dowd as a low point - not sure I can explain exactly why, but his part and acting didn't much speak to me.

Maybe if this ever will come out on dvd or blu-ray I will be able to watch it over and over (as I did recently with all the other Guest mockumentaries) and get more into it. For now, this was fun in part, with most of the final performances in the finale being the very highlights, but I just can't get myself to go any higher than a good 6 out of 10.


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