First 20 Million details
|Starring:||Ethan Suplee, Jake Busey, Rosario Dawson, Enrico Colantoni, Adam Garcia|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
First 20 Million
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Jun 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A techy Comedy Movie..? HmmmmBy Michael Sowa from London , 03 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Well I rented this off the back of the short synopsis. I have to be honest and tell you that I am a bit og a technophile myself and wondered how good a film could be that was centered around building a 99$ PC..
I was not expecting much, when the DVD arrived I wondered why I had rented this in the first place. But I was quite suprised by how enjoyable this movie is. The general gust is that a career minded marketing guy working in solicon valley decides that he wants to build somthing in his lifetime, something he can be proud of. So he changes jobs and works for a research facility. Trouble is hardware techies don't like marketing suits and therefore he ends up with the 'joke' project, handed out each year to the losers in the company... The Project...? To build a 99$ PC... He doesn't have to do this on his own as he is given his own team, trouble is again they are the nerdiest nerds in the complex...
This is a comedy film in the 'Against all odds!' Genre..
Comes highly recommended..!
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DreadfulBy a customer from Bedford , 27 Nov 2006Having worked in IT and as a semi techie I found the plot very flawed and pointless.
I hardly ever turn off a film before the very end but it was so uninspirational that I could'nt wait to throw it out of the DVD player.
There was nothing thought provoking or inventive about this film.
I agree with one thing though, never judge a book by it's cover, geeks can be very fascinating - just don't invite those geeks who cannot switch off down the pub after work as they will send you to sleep just like this horrendous film did me!
Run of the millBy Finknottle from Herts , 12 Oct 2006This is not a terrible movie, but it's not particularly good either. It feels like something really stapled together out of checklists to try and cash in on the computer boom. Team of misfit losers - check, evil nemesis - check, triumph against the odds - check. It's also really annoying because it doesn't add up as a concept - they're busy building a supposed $99 computer, but it's a really complicated machine with holograms, and they make a big fuss about how it is actually a virtual computer - all out on the internet with no disc drives or anything, and then you see them inserting a disk into a drive - like doh! All the technology stuff is already starting to look really dated. And no matter how hard you try it's really hard to make building a computer look exciting on screen.
Keep watching.....By a customer from Poole, Dorset , 23 Aug 2005At first I thought 'oh my god what have I done renting this?' but I kept watching and found it to be really enjoyable. Adam Garcia is gorgeous as ever!
techie or not a techie makes a big differenceBy Paul from Bolton, England , 03 Aug 2005If you like the world of computers and are interested in them (like myself) then you will love this film BUT if you are not into computers ect. Then you wont get the jokes and so on, this is why you are getting two types of review, either love it or find it boring.
I personally found this film very very enjoyable.
Predictable, Geeky MovieBy a customer from Reading, England , 01 Jun 2005Pridictable and very geeky.
Not much happens at all.
Dont watch it, save wasting 90 minutes and do something else even watching paint dry might be more interesting.