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Overrated/Underrated: the odd comic brilliance of 'Futile and Stupid Gesture'

UNDERRATED “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” on Netflix: A sort of companion to the 2015 documentary “Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead” (also streaming on Netflix), this biopic of National Lampoon co-creator Doug Kenney directed by “Wet Hot American Summer’s” David Wain builds a bridge between generations...
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