Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40
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|Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40|
|Written by||Kevin Smith|
|Directed by||Joey Figueroa|
|Running time||Original broadcast: 117 min|
DVD: 200 min
|Distributor||Chop Shop Entertainment|
View Askew Productions
Robert Small Entertainment
|Original release||October 22, 2010|
|Preceded by||Sold Out: A Threevening with Kevin Smith|
|Followed by||Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell|
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 is the fourth installment of Kevin Smith's Q&A series and was broadcast on epix on October 23, 2010. The title is a reference to his much-publicized dispute with Southwest Airlines. In the film, Smith's attempt to answer a multitude of questions quickly is derailed entirely when the first question posed is about working with Bruce Willis, which begins a near-two-hour story in which he discusses, among other things, the adult use of marijuana, the highs and lows of making his 2008 film Zack and Miri Make a Porno and the stress of working with Willis during Cop Out.
The special was filmed at the Count Basie Theatre in Smith's hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey. The stage background was a recreation of the storefronts from the Quick Stop Groceries (renamed "Middle Age Stop Groceries" and with the sign "I Assure You I'm 40" in place of the "I Assure You We're Open" sign) and RST Video as seen in Clerks and Clerks II.
On October 18, 2011 Shout! Factory released Too Fat for 40 on DVD and Blu-ray in the full 3.5-hour version of the special, which was cut down for broadcast. It is being sold both individually and as part of two special boxed sets, the first which includes the SModimations: Season One DVD and an exclusive DVD featuring a fully filmed episode of Kevin's Hollywood Babble-On podcast (which he co-hosts with Ralph Garman). The second set features all 3 DVDs and a Blu-ray/DVD Combo copy of Too Fat For 40 (with Disc 1 in Blu-ray format and Disc 2 in DVD format).
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