Zoolander (2001)

This movie isn't typically laughing out loud hilarious, but it's still funny and has a lot of great quotes.

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller)

Many comedy films have a way of being hit or miss on a person to person basis and Zoolander is a real hit for me.

However, trying to put aside the fact that Zoolander is a personal favorite comedy, the movie as a whole is a decent, average comedy.

Instant Comments:
5: "Wow, you're ridiculously good-looking."

Luke (Vince Vaughn), Larry (Jon Voight), and Scrappy Zoolander.

5: "Well I guess I'd have to answer your question with another question. How many aboriginals do you see modeling?"
4, 5: "That Hansel's so hot right now."
5: Haha. "I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that."

Mugatu (Will Ferrell)

Meekus: Uh, earth to Brint, I was making a joke.
Brint: Uh, Earth to Meekus, duh, okay I knew that!
Meekus: Uh earth to Brint, I'm not so sure you did 'cause you were all 'Well I'm sure he's heard of styling gel' like you didn't know it was a joke.
Brint: I knew it was a joke Meekus, I just didn't get it right away!
Meekus: Earth to Brint...
Derek Zoolander: Would you guys stop it already?

Katinka Ingabogovinanana (Milla Jovovich)

4, 5: "Orange Mocha Frappuccino!"
5: At the funeral, the camera briefly switches over to a man watching from afar, a detail I probably missed from earlier viewings
5: "Or do you think I was too stupid to know what a u-goo-galy was?" (eulogy)
5: "We could call it... The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read... Good."
4, 5: "MerMAN!" ::cough:: ::cough, cough, cough:: "MerMAN!"

Hansel (Owen Wilson) and his posse.

4, 5:
Derek Zoolander: What is this? A center for ants?
Mugatu: What?
Derek Zoolander: How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?
Mugatu: Derek, it's just a small...
Derek Zoolander: I don't wanna hear your excuses! The center has to be at least... three times bigger than this!

Maury Ballstein (Jerry Stiller)

4, 5:
Hansel: I guess you can dere-lick my balls capitán.
Derek Zoolander: I can Dere-lick my own balls, thank you very much.
5: "Where am I? Where am I?"
5: "Mugatu!" "Slaves, Derek."
5: Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter.
4, 5: "So why male models?" ... "But why male models?"

The walk-off between Derek and Hansel intensifies.

5: "Bulimic." "You can read minds?"
5: Oh my goodness. The makeup.
5: References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
4, 5: "They're in the computer." "They're IN the computer!?!" Hahaha. [...] "In the computer, it's so simple."
5: "One look!?! One look!?! I don't think so!"

Hansel and Derek in (ridiculously good) make-up.

5: Oh my goodness. I've seen this movie several times now, but this is the first time that I found out (from the end credits) that the role of Katinka was played by Milla Jovovich.
5: What I did already know, however, is that Jerry Stiller (Maury Ballstein) is Ben Stiller's father and Christine Taylor (Matilda) is his wife. What I didn't already know is that his mother Anne Meara and sister Amy Stiller are also in the film.
4=20131128, 5=20140330

Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor)

Released 20010928.
Watched 2001XXXX Theatre. Metro Pointe
Watched several other times. Probably two.
Watched 20131128 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20140330 (Netflix, Instant)
Zoolander (2001) Ben Stiller. 89 min

Relevant Links:
Zoolander (IMDb.com)
Zoolander (Wikipedia.org)
Zoolander (RottenTomatoes.com)

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