Directed by Jack Henry Robbins. He is the son of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. VHYes is some ways wants to be a nostalgic smorgasboard of late night 1980s television as well showing how camcorders became the precursor of found footage movies. It is Christmas Day 1987. 12 year old Ralph gets a camcorder as a present and mistakenly uses his parents wedding video tape to record life as he sees it as well as various things on the television. So you see snippets of shopping channels, learn how to paint shows and even some risque stuff. It is meant to be an affectionate parody and comes across as zapping through the tv channels at great speed. However this kind of spoofing was done better in something like Kentucky Fried Movie. Here as I am not American some of it just went over my head. Even If I was American, I doubt I would still find it funny.
This bizarre retro comedy, shot entirely on VHS and Beta, follows 12-year-old Ralph as he accidentally records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents' wedding tape.
March 21, 2020