A Futile and Stupid Gesture
2018

TV-MA·102 min·Comedies
In a brief life full of triumph and failure, "National Lampoon" co-founder Doug Kenney built a comedy empire, molding pop culture in the 1970s.
Director:David Wain
6.6/10
 A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) on IMDb
Added to Netflix:January 26, 2018
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From the Daily Dot

A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Netflix's feature film adaptation of Josh Karp's 2006 book of the same name, is an exploration of the creation of humor mag National Lampoon and its odd-couple co-founders, Henry Beard (Domhnall Gleeson) and Doug Kenney (Will Forte). It's removed enough from its 1970s origins to offer new insight into its generational influence – and it also recontextualizes satire in an era littered with "fake news."

Audra Schroeder

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