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Mascots (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 13 October 2016 (USA)
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A look into the world of competitive mascots.

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Dr. Harper James
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Mindy Murray
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Langston Aubrey
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Owen Golly, Jnr.
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Sarah Golly
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Cindi Babineaux
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Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello
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Cavaliers Owner
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Phil Mayhew
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Football Player
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Upton French
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Jessica Mundt
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'Does This Smell Normal' Woman
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A look into the world of competitive mascots.

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From the sidelines to the spotlight.

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Harry Shearer's voice can be heard as the announcer at the mascot competition. See more »

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Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello's facial wound changes from eyebrow to nose between scenes. See more »

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A.J. Blumquist: Well, my name is A.J. Blumquist, and I'm a former mascot, Danny the Donkey, and uh, I'm a judge this year for the Fluffies. For the two people that don't know, uh, Danny the Donkey, my mascot alter ego, was the first one to have an anatomically correct costume
[picture of donkey costume with large penis covered by large black bar]
A.J. Blumquist: . That lasted all of one game, caused a lot of controversy, but I have a lot of fans in Mexico, south of the border, Tasmania, Finland, and uh, I've had a lot of ...
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Worth seeing.
11 December 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's been ten years since Christopher Guest's last mockumentary, "For Your Consideration" and I assume much of the reason it took so long for another similar film is twofold: Guest had already made several mockumentaries AND "For Your Consideration" was, in my opinion, the worst of these films. Now, a decade later, Guest and his crew is back...thanks to Netflix.

The film is supposedly about an international competition to pick the world's best mascot. But this is mostly just an opportunity for the actors, some familiar old faces and many new ones, to improv and have fun. I say mostly because late in the film you see some of the acts and the one that ends up winning is actually a great joy to watch.

Is this among Guest's best films? No. It lacks the humor and originality of "Best in Show" and the artistry of "A Mighty Wind". But it is enjoyable and worth your time. However, and this is important, stick with this film. It starts of VERY slowly and frankly isn't all that funny....but it does improve as you watch and considering it's a made for Netflix film, it's worth seeing if you have the service.


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