BEST WORST MOVIE (2009 U.S.) D/P: MICHAEL PAUL STEPHENSON P: LINDSAY ROWLEY STEPHENSON/BRAD KLOPMAN/JIM McKEON/MARY FRANCIS GROOM/ACE GOERIS
Stephenson was the little boy who starred in TROLL 2 (he was also in BEYOND DARKNESS around the same time). He decided to make this doc. about the unbelievable cult fandom that has grown around this lauaghable bad movie (blame YouTube). The cast is re-united and re-enact certain scenes at old locations (in Utah). George Hardy (now a dentist in Alabama) is the main focus, travelling to sell-out screenings for rabid fans and promoting "the worst movie ever made" wherever he goes (until he kind-of comes to his senses). At first he`s the likeable "hero", while grumpy old Italian Director Claudio Fragasso comes across as the delusional villain of the piece. But in fact this surprisingly canny and very good doc. (not just for fanboys) captures the humanity (the good and the bad) of everybody (Hardy getting gradually freaked-out at a convention in Birmingham (U.K.) is priceless), and is a refreshing look at fame in one of it`s many forms.

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