Strange Brew: a movie review

In the 1983 feature film Strange Brew, Bob and Doug Mackenzie, those tuque-wearing Canadian brothers of SCTV fame, work up a scheme to get all the free beer they can drink. Beauty, eh?
But something is rotten at Elsinore Brewery, and the Mackenzie brothers find themselves in up to their necks trying to help Pamlet Pam, heiress to the brewery fortune, reclaim her rights from her genial uncle (Paul Dooley) and the sinister brewmaster (Max von Sydow).
Written and directed by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis, who also star, Strange Brew reimagines The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, considering what might have transpired if Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hadn’t been, like, total hosers. The idea is stupidly brilliant; the movie is brilliantly stupid. (Yeah, I said “stupid,” and if you don’t like it, you can just take off, eh?)

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