Fanboys

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: April 3, 2009 (limited)
DVD: June 2, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.09
based on 518 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Sam Huntington, Christopher Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Lou Taylor Pucci, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Seth Rogen

Synopsis

Four guys from the Midwest drive across the country to honor the wish of their dying friend: to watch Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch before the movie's worldwide release.

Director: Kyle Newman
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Evan Astrowsky, Dana Brunetti, Mathew Perniciaro
Screenplay: Adam F. Goldberg, Ernest Cline
Official Site: www.fanboys-themovie.com

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  • 4 stars "This is a really fun, sweet movie. I don't usually like road trip movies much, but this one really appealed to me. I guess I have respect for Star Wars nerds (especially when they're up against Trekkies. *shudders* I have a phobia) and I myself speak in dorky film references, which endeared all these characters to me. The dialogue and visual gags all hit their marks, and the story, while simple, worked really really well. I love how the writers tiptoed around the fact that Phantom Menace was lousy while keeping their respect for the saga intact. I'd see this again. I really like it."