Zoolander (2011)

I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is. – Derek Zoolander

Rating: 7/10

Zoolander is our LOL Wednesday movie for this week.

Ben Stiller, who also wrote, produced and directed the film, is male model Derek Zoolander. Derek is brainwashed by Mugatu (Will Ferrell) to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. But, Relax.. He Won’t Do It (did you see what I did there?) Anyway, this sounds ridiculous and it probably is, but it works!

First of all the cast is out of this world: from Owen Wilson, Milla Jovovich, Vince Vaughn, to Alexander Skarsgard. It also has crazy cameos: Donald Trump, Posh Spice, Natalie Portman, Billy Zane and David Bowie, to mention few.

Some epic scenes include the montage of the Model of The Year nomination (Watch it here) the ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO! scene (Watch it here) or the interview with Mugatu (Watch it here); not to mention the Mer-man, or the 2001: A Space Odissey reference in the computer scene. This is such a classic, it is unmissable.

Some fun facts:

  • in the graveyard scene, Ben Stiller asks twice “Why male models?”. He had actually forgotten his line and repeated the previous one, but they kept it like it is.
  • Ballstein is actually Ben Stiller’s father, Jerry Stiller
  • The movie didn’t do as well as one would think, due to been released just after the 9/11 events, but Stiller refused to postpone it just because of box-office reasons.

Zoolander starring loads of famous people and created by genius Ben Stiller. Perfect movie for a proper LOL evening.

May the corn pop for you.