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Jerry Stiller stars as fly-by-night filmmaker Morty Fineman in this enjoyable mockumentary by Stephen Kessler (National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation), but Janeane Garofalo steals the movie as his long-suffering wheeler-dealer daughter. The present-tense narrative, about Fineman's shaky relationship with his family and his quest to make a movie about a serial killer, is slack and saccharine more often than it's funny; most of the real gut laughs come from the razor-sharp parodies of 60s and 70s exploitation films (“Kent State Nurses,” “The Foxy Chocolate Robot,” and “Brothers Divided,” an antiwar movie about a Vietnam draftee with two heads), issue dramas (“Christ for the Defense,” “World War III II”), and European art-house classics (a Bergman-esque army-training film called “The Simplex Complex”). Max Perlich is wonderful as Fineman's young acolyte, and among the other treats are comic turns by Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich, Fred Williamson, Ben Stiller, Anne Meara, B movie star Julie Strain, and John Lydon as a slimy film-festival director. 85 min.

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