A TV addict gets sucked into the world of television. It’s an ironic concept with a lot of potential, but putting the protagonist; a plumbing salesman named Roy; and his wife on the set of popular TV shows could cause legal trouble, so it’s all done in parody with a Hellish slant.
As black comedy, it works, at least in theory. The spoofs are consistently funny. This is a movie packed with clever satire. Some of it is downright brilliant. It’s the actual plotting, which gets the couple’s kids involved in trying to save them à la Poltergeist, that could use some revision.
my rating : 3 of 5