Saturday Night Live has brought television viewers a variety of memorable sketches and characters. A few of them have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen.
In 1998, Night At the Roxbury was released.
Steve and Doug Butabi (Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan) have one dream: to own to coolest dance club. Or at least if they cannot own one, get into the Roxbury, the coolest club in town. Their father, Kamehl (Dan Hedaya) would prefer that his sons have normal jobs and live normal lives. Will Steve and Doug achieve their goal or will they be forced into the normal daily grind with the rest of humanity?
The idea of these two clueless guys within the context of a four or five minute sketch was very funny at the time. But stretched into a full length movie required some imagination on the part of the screenwriter. That imagination was not the best. But sometimes, we need a dumb, but funny movie to take us away from our troubles for a short period of time. And this movie definitely makes me laugh.
I recommend it.