‘Deep Murder’ DVD Review
So… I am pretty sure this movie was a spoof of some sort, though I’m not sure exactly what it’s supposed to be spoofing… but no part of me cares, because I loved every second of it.
Basically, a bunch of classic comedy FunnyOrDie! joke guys made a really funny movie. It’s got murder and stuff, but only after you sift through the absurd amount of joke after joke after joke after joke. But really, it’s all basically a game of who can create the funniest character, and it’s called Deep Murder.
Each uniquely generic character is so masterfully one-dimensional that literally every single line is somehow yet another joke. Just a great group of guys and gals. Katie Aselton plays the mom, Babs. She is having an affair. Classic babs. Her husband is Mr. big-shot business buy-sell-buy-sell Wall Street hot-shot cool guy jerk, played exactly how you would think he would be played by the incomparable Shooter McGavin. They have a son, who is a nerd-dork hybrid that is a virgin, but only because he’s never had sex or whatever. Total Hugh move.
Hugh’s best friend is a classic-jock quarterback type (Chris Redd showing why he is succeeding so well on Saturday Night Live), captain of the varsity and junior varsity teams. He’s got the sexual appetite of all the worst parts of high school, but with more consent, and less heteronormativity. There is a super sexy sensual sultry salacious sometimes Sartrean babysitter (Jessica Parker Kennedy) who everyone calls Babysitter. Which is even funnier than it sounds. And I know what you’re thinking, “that already sounds really funny, Adam!” Yeah, I know, I know… double the funny! Triple it even!
There is a dead guy (Jerry O’Connell). He wasn’t dead the whole time though. But whatever.
Around the time of the super spooky murder by death, there is a knock at the door and in comes a brilliant [brain] scientist, played by the criminally underrated and in my opinion THE central focus of Mad Men, Stephanie Drake. She has a PhD from Big State College University (go Mascots!!!). She is a damsel in distress of sorts (I don’t know if you got it from my previous parenthetical, but I am saying BSCU’s mascot is the Mascots… solid joke, solid parenthetical), but in a hilarious and stupid and awesome way.
Screams. Death. Title sequence. Movie.
And there you have it. Or do you? No, you do not. Deep Murder has more. A detective/private investigator (not really sure which, and I think it would actually be funnier if they weren’t internally consistent, but there is just a good chance I missed it in the few moments I stopped paying attention. Which reminds me, I think you all are really missing out on how good the previous two parentheticals were. Like, I know I am narcissistic and think I am really funny, ignoring how some of my worst friends say I stole like half my jokes from the ABC hit Happy Endings, but like… it was a solid and extremely creative joke! I took a joke, from the movie, and built on it! Creative comedy world building!! Just don’t forget that) enters the house and blah blah blah they try to figure out who killed Jerry O’Connell. Oh! Jerry O’Connell is the dad’s brother who has been sleeping with Babs. And the dad’s name is Dick, because like my Grandpa Richard, he’s kind of an asshole.
Love triangles. Velcro shoes. So many wonderful sexual innuendos. And if you cannot tell I am trying to make this review as silly and absurdist as the movie was. I’m doing a great job.
Alright. Maybe other people die. Maybe they don’t. Maybe for some reason the intro sequence was shot entirely and obviously with an Instagram filter. Maybe it was something they did in After Effects. Maybe we’ll never know, but it happened and I liked it.
Watch Deep Murder. Watch the alternate ending. Reminisce about how funny and gorgeous I am. Try not to get murdered. That is all.
***Just saw the tag line, I guess it is a porn parody. So it is like a softcore porn spoof, but with MURDER! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, like Deep Throat now I get it!!! Very clever filmmakers, very clever. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the family is the Diglers… like Dirk Digler from Boogie Nights. It’s alllll starting to make sense. Classic porn spoof. Definitely missed all that. Classic, Adam. Carry on.
Absurd & Fun
The set of a soft-core porn film turns deadly when a masked killer begins picking off the stars and filmmakers one by one.