The Darwin Awards

(USA, 2006, 94 minutes)

An obsessive ex-cop and a no-nonsense insurance investigator travel across the US chasing bizarre accidents due to human stupidity. A great premise for an all-star screwball comedy is wasted on what seems like a dismally unfunny no-budget vanity home movie, with unconvincing performances and an undercooked script.

Icon Entertainment International presents a Tavistock Films/WowFilms/Blumhouse production. Starring Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder; David Arquette, Ty Burrell, Josh Charles, Kevin Dunn, Nora Dunn, Judah Friedlander, Lukas Haas, Tom Hollander, Brad Hunt, Juliette Lewis, Julianna Margulies, Tim Blake Nelson, Alessandro Nivola, Chris Penn, Max Perlich, D.B. Sweeney, Robin Tunney, Wilmer Valderrama; also starring Adonal Foyle, Tom Wright, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Richmond Arquette, Mickey Breitenstein, Josh Kornbluth, Jerry Harrison, John Doe, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Metallica. Directed and written by Finn Taylor; produced by Jane Sindell, Johnny Wow, Jason Blum; music by David Kitay; director of photography (Monaco Laboratories), Hiro Narita; production designer, Peter Jamison; costume designer, Amy Brownson; film editor, Rick le Compte; visual effects supervisor, Marjolaine Tremblay-Silva.


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