Directed by David Cross
A talentless teen will do anything to get on TV's "The Voice." Meanwhile, her father, a municipal worker, creates an uproar when a video of his rants at City Hall goes viral.
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★★★★ review by Robbie G on Letterboxd
I contributed to the Kickstarter and threw a couple more bucks at it on Bit Torrent today and was so happy with it. Exactly what you would expect coming from David Cross. Bitter, dark, genuinely compelling characters despite some of their abhorrent natures, and funny. James Adomian killed it too. His moustache deserves an Oscar nod.
★★★★ review by Michael Offerosky on Letterboxd
Comedian David Cross makes his directorial debut with HITS. HITS is a weird duck, it's a combination of dark comedy and satire. Dave (Matt Walsh) is a thorn in the side of Liberty, New York's town council. He's a constant compainer. Meanwhile Dave's daughter, Katelyn (Meredith Hagner) wants to be famous so she can get on the Ellen show. Some hipsters find out about Dave on youtube and decide to champion his cause making him an instant celebrity. Katelyn is still trying to get famous by making a demo tape to get on The Voice. Only the guy that is recording her tape says the money she was told to pay isn't enough and now wants more money or sexual favors. This does not sit well with Katelyn who is seeing people around her become instant celebrities (like her dad) or viral celebrities.
HITS is a movie that you will either go with or not. It has to hit you in the right mood. The film has a lot of laughs but of the bitter variety. Hipsters take a lot of the jokes and people in search of instant fame do as well. HITS has a good cast but it's a movie that you really have to stick with. It's easy to see that because of it's dark humor that it would not be for everyone. I don't know how I would feel watching it again but I did enjoy it enough the first time to find it agreeable. HITS is worth a look for those who aren't easily offended and are adventurous. If you liked movies like Bobcat Goldthwait's GOD BLESS AMERICA, this one is definitely for you.
★★★★ review by Ms_Zero 🦄 on Letterboxd
Funny. Kind of Portlandia style humor mixed with Idiocracy. Clever and enjoyable from start to finish.
★★★★ review by Wood on Letterboxd
David Cross's debut film is everything I would expect from his offbeat brain. Filled with some of my favorite comedians Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Wyatt Cenac, Kurt Braunohler, and the always funny David Koechner it was a really solid cast. Social commentary on social media and obsession with becoming famous.
★★★½ review by Carlos Laron on Letterboxd
Actually very funny! Give it a try you guys.
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