Blubberella

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Blubberella
Blubberella Cover.jpg
Directed by Uwe Boll
Produced by Uwe Boll
Sandra Basso
Dan Clarke
Jonathan Shore
Lindsay Hollister[1]
Willam Belli[2]
Written by Uwe Boll
Starring Lindsay Hollister
Michael Paré
Brendan Fletcher
Arved Birnbaum
Willam Belli
Uwe Boll
Production
company
Boll KG Productions
Event Film Productions
Distributed by Phase 4 Films
Release date
  • 28 April 2011 (2011-04-28)
[3]
Running time
87 minutes
Country Germany[4]
Language English
Budget $5 Million[2]

Blubberella is a 2011 comedy action film written and directed by Uwe Boll.[5][6] The plot revolves around an obese dhampir superhero, set in Nazi-occupied Europe. The entire film is a scene-for-scene spoof of BloodRayne: The Third Reich (directed by Boll himself the previous year) with most of the same cast and crew.[7]

Plot[edit]

Blubberella is a plus-sized vampire/human hybrid with a hatred of Hitler, and a soft spot for candy. She's been fighting the forces of evil for centuries when she comes face to face with the dictator who has plunged all of Europe straight into a hellish war. However, in the midst of sending Hitler to meet his maker, she instead accidentally grants him the gift of immortality. Now, a super villain with an army of undead SS officers to do his evil bidding. Destroying him won't be easy, but if there's one hero big enough to defeat the fiercest army ever to walk the Earth - it's Blubberella.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received strong negative reviews.[8][9][10] Once the trailer was released, it inspired an Internet brouhaha and an avalanche of negative commentary. "Honestly, I want the Nazis to win," declared one YouTube visitor.[2] It has not yet been rated by any critics on Rotten Tomatoes, however, the film was poorly received by audiences and has a rating of 13%. With audiences reviews saying things such as "I don't know why I watched this, I really don't know. It's one of the worst films ever made by Mr Boll.", "What could be an insane and potentially hilarious concept is obviously ruined in the hands of the worst writer/director in history", and “It's all one big fat mess".[11] The film currently holds a 2.5/10 rating on the Internet Movie Database, based on 1,878 votes.[12]

In an interview with Popzara's Brittany Vincent, Hollister said she took the role because of diminishing opportunity for overweight actresses to find work in Hollywood. "I've been doing this for ten years. While I've been extremely lucky to play some amazing characters, I’ve watched the roles dry up. And I’ve been shut out of even auditioning for many character roles because I'm too large." On taking on the title role of Blubberella, she states "This movie would have been done with or without me. It would have been a lot more offensive if I hadn’t done it. But I didn’t win the war about the title. I hate the title."[13] In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Hollister discussed the film. Insisting that her decision to take the role wasn’t based on money alone. Saying, "I'm not ashamed of Blubberella," "Of course there's fat jokes in the film. If they had put another salami sandwich in my hand, I was going to start killing the crew. But I want people to know we weren’t setting out to hate fat people. It's important for me that people know the true story." "This movie was made with the best intentions," she said. "I truly wanted to make a movie about a fat girl who could kick ass."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collis, Clark (March 18, 2011). "Lindsay Hollister How I Became Blubberella". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Collis, Clark (March 18, 2011). "Lindsay Hollister How I Became Blubberella". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2011 Sci-Fi-London Line Up Released
  4. ^ "Blubberella". Sci Fi London. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  5. ^ News Splendid: Uwe Bolls "Blubberella" auf Blu-ray | BLU-RAY | Cinefacts.de
  6. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Blubberella". Allmovie. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  7. ^ News: Like A Caged Rhino That Hasn't Been Fed In Weeks, The Trailer For Uwe Boll's BLUBBERELLA Smashes Boundaries Of Good Taste
  8. ^ "Uwe Boll's new movie is called 'Blubberella': Yes, really.". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Blubberella (2011)". Dead Central. August 11, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2015. “Uwe Boll’s Blubberella is a holocaust of comedy. I witnessed six million jokes die right before my eyes.”  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  10. ^ "Blubberella 2 is not happening says Uwe Boll.". Movieweb. April 2, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2015. The notorious director would rather focus on a sequel to 'Postal' and more personal projects than revisit this trashy cult comedy.last=Orange  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  11. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blubberella/
  12. ^ http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1756427/
  13. ^ "Popzara Interviews: Lindsay Hollister". Popzara Press. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 

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