Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1999. , Davis Entertainment, Joseph Singer Entertainment. Screenplay by Hugh Wilson, based on characters created by Jay Ward. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by John Davis, J. Todd Harris, Joseph Singer. Music by Steve Dorff. Production Design by Bob Ziembicki. Costume Design by Lisa Jensen. Film Editing by Don Brochu.
Boring, uneventful adaptation of the popular Jay Roach cartoon. Brendan Fraser is a hoot as the bumbling Mountie who is stuck with trying to stop evil villain Snidely (Alfred Molina) all on his own when the town of Semi-Happy Valley abandons him. At stake is the preservation of the law as well as the love of the lovely Nell Fenwick (Sarah Jessica Parker) who can’t decide between the good boy or the bad guy. A lot of the humour is cute, but the enjoyment will only really be felt by very young viewers. An exciting dance number with Parker is a highlight.