Though primarily a parody of PULP FICTION (1996), the fun and clever PLUMP FICTION goofs on most things Tarantino, as well as a whole bunch of other movies.
At a restaurant, Bunny (Sandra Bernhard) gives the Forrest Gump-ish Bumpkin (Dan Castellaneta) a movie screenplay to deliver to director Crispin Maraschino (Paul Provenza). The pages are scattered when Bumpkin runs into Julius (Tommy Davidson) and Jimmy Nova (Paul Dinello), two "hit men" who work
for Montello's Pest Extermination.
Jimmy and Julius attempt to spray the apartment of the "Natural Blonde Killers," tag team wrestlers Nicky and Vallory Cox (Matthew Glave and Pamela Segall). On the previous night, Nicky and Vallory double-crossed crime boss Montello (Robert Costanzo) after agreeing to take a dive.
Jimmy is ordered to take Montello's wife Mimi (Julie Brown), a compulsive overeater, out for a good time. They go to an Independent Film theme restaurant where Priscilla the Queen of the Desserts (Tim Kazurinsky) is their waitperson. Jimmy and Mimi stop at a Kwiki-Mart and are held prisoner by its
owner, but are rescued by a woman who reveals herself to be the NELL-ish Jodi (Lezlie Deane).
Making their escape, Jimmy and Mimi carjack a group of strippers disguised as nuns. These "Reservoir Nuns" had planned to rob Montello's club, but after Mimi shoots one of them, they retreat to a warehouse. The Sisters turn on each other and draw guns in a noisy standoff, until Maraschino, who's
shooting his film next door, comes in and kills them all.
After chasing away Jimmy and Julius, Nicky and Vallory realize they left a briefcase full of money they stole from Montello at the Independent Film Cafe. There, they find that Bunny has it. All draw guns in a standoff, until Julius shows up, shoots Bunny, and takes the money. Bumpkin delivers the
script with the pages all mixed up to Maraschino, who decides to film the movie that way. Bumpkin meets Jodi, and they fall in love .
Probably no film in recent movie history is riper for parody than PULP FICTION (1994). Quentin Tarantino's crime saga was both excessive and specific, and indelibly memorable. PLUMP FICTION doesn't generate howling laughs, but its unexpected cinematic forays are undeniably fun. Mimi walks into the
black-and-white convenience store from CLERKS (1994), into which comes an approximation of the REALITY BITES (1994) crew. The Reservoir Nuns ape the opening montage of "The Monkees" tv show. Especially funny is the Independent Film Cafe, where one of the waiters is a Christopher Walken
impersonator (Kane Picoy) obsessed with all the things he's held up his rectum.
Writer-director Bob Koherr makes clever mockery of PULP FICTION's loopy time structure, and does a great job of sending up Tarantino's trademark over-the-top dialogue laced with profanity and pop culture references. Of the cast, Pamela Segall deserves to be singled out for her hilarious, dead-on
impression of Juliette Lewis. (Extreme profanity, graphic violence.)
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- Released: 1998
- Rating: R
- Review: Though primarily a parody of PULP FICTION (1996), the fun and clever PLUMP FICTION goofs on most things Tarantino, as well as a whole bunch of other movies. At a restaurant, Bunny (Sandra Bernhard) gives the Forrest Gump-ish Bumpkin (Dan Castellaneta) a m… (more)