Death To Smoochy

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Danny Devito, the mastermind behind “Throw Momma From The Train”, might be more slightly of his rocket than “Death To Smoochy” villain, Rainbow Randolph Smiley (Robin Williams). However that could be just what the doctor ordered. Barney fans steer clear of this dark demented comedy. “Death To Smoochy” is like nothing ever before put on the silver screen. Childhood hero, Rainbow Randolph is busted by the Feds for trying to take bribes from parents whose kids watch his show. KidNet executives, Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart - The Daily Show) and Nora Wells (Catherine Keener) are faced with the task of finding a replacement, FAST! Sent with guidelines to find someone “squeaky clean” Nora sets off to find Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norten), who’s only gig as Smoochy, is to play motivational songs (self written) for doped up drug addicts at a local clinic. Don’t be fooled by the bright colors, the fuzzy animals and all the kids, this is not a kids movie, just ask Robin Williams, that’s if you can get him to say a sentence or two with out using the f*** word. Sheldon Mopes (tree hugging, tofu eating Smoochy), seeing his shot at the big time, gladly takes up the task as KidNet’s replacement for a disturbed and lost Rainbow Randolph. An innocent and untainted Mopes soon learns the darkness and corruption that consumes KidNet and the children’s television programing industry. Feeling like a puppet, Shel...

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