A Night at the Roxbury

Director: John Fortenberry
Year Released: 1998
Rating: 2.0

A slightly amusing three-minute skit from Saturday Night Live about club rats Steve (Will Ferrell) and Doug (Chris Kattan) - who have no idea how to dance or talk to women - gets turned into a feature-length movie with said brothers working for their dad (Dan Hedaya) but dreaming of getting into the title Hot Dance Club (managed by an uncredited Chazz Palminteri) and even starting their own establishment. Though the decision to expand a bare-bones skit into an actual 'movie' was certainly ill-advised (cough, cough Lorne Michaels), Kattan and Ferrell (both had a hand in the script) do their best to flesh the skimpy concept out, and there are some memorably quirky moments in it depending on your mood (the sequence with the brothers losing their virginity is good for a chuckle). If anything, this was a fitting set-up for Ferrell's later screen roles as a bumbling half-wit man-child.