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Stop IT!

UK 2019
produced by
Jack B. Levy, John Tueart, Adam Sheldon for Jack the Lad Films
directed by Jack B. Levy
starring Emma Kenny, Jimmy McCarthy, Clementine Bogg-Hargroves
written by Jack George, music by Myles Mercer

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Two (literal) clowns (Emma Kenny, Jimmy McCarthy) break into an office to look for some documents - but really only have a very vague idea where to look. And the whole thing is that one of them takes clowning much too seriously and tries to make a silly joke out of everything. And so, while searching the place, a security officer (Clementine Bogg-Hargroves) storms the scene trying to apprehend the clowns - but there's just one problem, this security officer is so affraid of clowns she  has blindfolded herself for the apprehension - which makes the task rather difficult ...

 

Above all else, Stop IT! is fun, and actually it's a refreshing respite of all the "scary clown" movies that have come out of late as well as a send-up to that subgenre (with the new It movies getting extra mention in a rather unexpected way). But what really makes this movie work is that the clowns stay in character, the humour is actually clown-related - and extra-funny due to the inappropriate situation. Now add to that a solid cast and a directorial effort that gives the actors the necessary room to play out their antics rather than driving things home with a sledgehammer and you've got a pretty fun movie!

 

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