FAVORITE MOVIE MONDAY: WAYNE'S WORLD
Wayne's World (1992) stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, two characters made famous by the Wayne's World sketches on Saturday Night Live. Wayne and Garth have their own public-access show that they put on from their home town of Aurora, Illinois. The film also stars Rob Lowe as Benjamin, a network TV executive who tries to exploit Wayne's World for his own gain, Tia Carrere as Cassandra, Wayne's bass playing/lead singer girlfriend, and Brian Doyle-Murray as Noah Vanderhoff, owner of Noah's Arcade and sponsor of Wayne's World (when on network TV).
The film was written by Mike Myers and Bonnie and Terry Turner. It's no surprise that it was produced by Lorne Michaels. Most of the movies I like are produced by him. You've probably already seen Wayne's World before considering it's been around for 20 years so I don't have to tell you how funny it is. There are also a lot of other really cool people in it like Ed O'Neill (Married With Children, Modern Family), Lara Flynn Boyle (Twin Peaks), Chris Farley (SNL, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep), and musicians Alice Cooper and Meat Loaf. Even though the movie is 20 years old I think most of the jokes still hold up today. The characters are really well developed and the story is timeless. When isn't a public-access show being exploited by network TV executives?